June 8, 2014 11:31

Arcade Fire cover The Smiths' 'London' during second Earls Court show

The band are supported by Lorde at their final show at the London venue

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Arcade Fire covered The Smiths' 'London' during their second show at London's Earls Court last night (June 7).

The band played the track - which was the B-side of the 12-inch release of the 1987 single 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' - during yesterday evening's show, which saw the band supported by Lorde. On the previous night's performance the band were joined by Ian McCulloch of Echo And The Bunnymen to perform the 1983 Echo and the Bunnymen track 'The Cutter'.

During the Friday night gig Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler spoke about the band's reasons for playing the venue, commenting: "We wanted to do Earls Court before they tear it down for condos. Get your bids in now. Hope they're cheap." In 2012 an online petition was launched to 'save' the venue, opposing plans to demolish the centre as part of redevelopment plans for the area.

Before Arcade Fire took to the stage last night the arena was transformed into a giant discotheque - featuring spotlights and glitter balls. The 'fake' Reflektors band played a cover of The Beatles 'Helter Skelter' on a second stage in the venue during the evening. As well as headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival, Arcade Fire will also play a huge show at Hyde Park on July 3.

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Arcade Fire played:

'Reflektor'
'Flashbulb Eyes'
'Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)'
'Rebellion (Lies)'
'Joan Of Arc'
'Month of May'
'We Exist'
'The Suburbs'/'The Suburbs (contd)''
'Ready to Start'
'Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)'
'Intervention/'Antichrist Television Blues''
'No Cars Go'
'Haïti'
'Afterlife'
'It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)'
'Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)'
'Normal Person'
'London'
'Here Comes the Night Time'
'Wake Up'


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