Following their Coachella headline sets the band played a small show at The Roxy
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul apparently exchanged pizza for tickets to Arcade Fire‘s intimate show last night (April 21) at The Roxy in Los Angeles.
The actor tweeted at the band before the show, writing: “Hey, You’re a badass band. Thanks for making music. Also, if I bring pizza to the Roxy tonight will you let me inside? Say yes.” The band responded: “You bring pizza and we will party!” Billboard reports that Paul showed up and was seen inside the venue brandishing said pizza.
During the show the band played their cover of Prince‘s ‘Controversy’, which they had performed the previous evening during their headline set at the second Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Before the Roxy show frontman Win Butler DJed and then the band’s side project Phi Slamma Jamma – featuring Owen Pallett – played, covering the Ramones’ ‘Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World’ and ‘I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement’, before Butler joined them for a version of The Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’.
Last week it was revealed that Aaron Paul was wearing the papier mâché Pope Francis head during the band’s set at the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The band’s manager Scott Rodger posted a picture on Instagram of Paul brandishing the prop, which you can see below.
Arcade Fire are set to bring their tour to the UK in June, where they’ll play London’s Earls Court on June 6 and 7. They have also been announced as Friday night’s headliner at Glastonbury, which takes place between June 25 and 29.