The band covered 'Back in Time' during their set in Edmonton, Canada
Arcade Fire‘s latest live cover version has seen them playing a version of the theme to Back To The Future as a tribute to its star Michael J Fox.
The band played Huey Lewis & the News’ song ‘Back in Time’, which was written for the 1985 movie, during their show in Edmonton in Alberta, Canada last night (August 11), which is the city Fox was born in. Click above to watch fan-shot footage, via Consequence of Sound.
Recently, the band also played a brief cover of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band tackled the classic song during their set at the Gorge in George, Washington, near Seattle, in their long line of regional live cover versions.
It follows the band playing Dead Kennedys’ ‘California Über Alles’ on stage in Santa Barbara, California, as well as Harold Faltermeyer’s ‘Axel F’ – the theme from the movie Beverly Hills Cop – at the second of two shows at the Forum in Los Angeles – and a rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Hey Tonight’ at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View.
Covers of songs by artists local to the city the band are playing in have been a fixture of Arcade Fire’s tour in support of 2013 album ‘Reflektor’. They’ve covered tracks by The Smiths, Echo And The Bunnymen and INXS among others.