Arcade Fire fans invade the stage

Band joined by all-dancing crowd for euphoric Manchester opener

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Arcade Fire kicked off their sold-out UK tour in Manchester tonight (March 8) for a show which culminated in a mass stage invasion.

As the Canadian outfit drew their 80-minute set to a close at the Apollo, singer Win Butler ran over to the crowd and pulled a large group of fans on stage for a roof raising rendition of 'Rebellion (Lies)'.

The band, who were joined by three extra members throughout their euphoric performance, played their new album 'Neon Bible' almost in its entirety but for the title track.

Kicking off the show against a red neon backdrop of the album cover, the band launched straight into a rousing version of 'Intervention'.

Butler who was in high spirits throughout the performance, at one point joked about his surroundings as he told the crowd: "I feel like we are playing in a medieval castle and there is lava flowing between us and the crowd."

Although the new songs were well received, the biggest cheers of the night were reserved for old favourites ‘Neighborhood # 1 (Tunnels)’, ‘Neighborhood # 3 (Power Out)’ and 'Rebellion (Lies)'.

Arcade Fire played:

‘(Antichrist Television Blues)’
‘Keep The Car Running’
‘Black Mirror’
‘No Cars Go’
'Black Wave/Bad Vibrations'
‘My Body Is A Cage’
‘The Well & The Lighthouse’
‘Crown Of Love’
‘Neighborhood # 3 (Power Out)’
‘Rebellion (Lies)’
‘Neighborhood # 1 (Tunnels)’
‘Ocean Of Noise’

The tour continues tonight (March 9) with a second night in Manchester.

The remaining UK shows are:

Manchester Apollo (March 9)
Glasgow Barrowlands (11,12)
London Brixton Academy (14,15,16,17)

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