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Arcade Fire kick off UK tour at London's O2 Arena

Band bring 'The Suburbs' to the UK capital

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Arcade Fire kicked off their UK arena tour at London's O2 Arena last night (December 1).

Win Butler and co, playing their first UK gig since headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals last August, played a 17-song set in front of a sold-out crowd, with six songs from their recent UK chart-topping album 'The Suburbs' featuring.

The frontman addressed the topics of the moment during the gig, saying how pleased he was that there were student protests going on around the country when the band landed, and moaning about how long travel took because of the weather.

He also talked about how the band have got to the level they're at without having conventional hit singles. "We've never had a hit record," he said after mentioning how amazed he was that the band were playing such huge shows.

The band play the venue again tonight.

Arcade Fire played:

'Ready To Start'
'Keep The Car Running'
'Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)'
'No Cars Go'
'Haiti'
'Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)'
'Rococo'
'My Body Is A Cage'
'The Suburbs'
'Crown Of Love'
'Intervention'
'Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)'
'Rebellion (Lies)'
'Month Of May'
'Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
'We Used To Wait'
'Wake Up'

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