The band played 'Normal People' with the fake Mayor last night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto
Arcade Fire performed with a fake version of the Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford last night (March 13) at their show in Toronto.
The band brought on a man wearing a helmet made of television screens which were broadcasting an image of Ford’s face. He was introduced by the band’s frontman Win Butler, who said: “We’d like to bring to the stage the most normal person we know, Rob Ford!”. The band then launched into ‘Normal Person’ from their 2013 album ‘Reflektor’, reports Pitchfork, with ‘Rob Ford’ playing along on the tambourine. Click above to see footage of the performance.
During the show at the Air Canada Centre, the band also covered ‘Young Lions’ by fellow Canadian band Constantines. Earlier this week Arcade Fire performed a cover of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Uptight (Everything’s Alright)’ at a gig in Michigan. The band were performing at the legendary singer’s home state at the The Palace Of Auburn Hills venue when they played their version of the track.
The songs are the latest in a string of covers the band have been playing on their ‘Reflektor’ tour. On Saturday night (March 8), they played Prince’s ‘Controversy’ at a gig in Minnesota. They also played segments of Lady Gaga’s ‘Do What U Want’ and ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns N’ Roses elsewhere in their set.
Arcade Fire are set to bring their tour to the UK in June, where they’ll play two shows at 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.