Watch Arcade Fire make fun of Canada and play two ‘Everything Now’ tracks on ‘SNL’

How many times can they say sorry?

Arcade Fire were the musical guests for yesterday’s SNL (17 March), performing tracks from their latest album and taking part in the show’s sketches.

It’s the fifth time the band have appeared on the show and this time, they decided to poke fun at their home country, Canada.

The Montreal-based band appeared in a sketch alongside host Bill Hader where they made fun of the stereotype that Canadians apologise a lot. Watch it unfold below.

As well as poking fun at Canada, Arcade Fire performed two tracks from ‘Everything Now’. Wearing metallic gold outfits, the band performed ‘Creature Comfort’.

Later they took on ‘Put Your Money On Me’ with frontman Win Butler starting the performance on a slot machine. Watch them both below.

Earlier this week, Arcade Fire played a surprise show in New York (14 March).

The Canadians were in town to do a live Q&A with director Spike Jonze at the Gramercy Theatre, as part of Spotify’s ‘Fans First’ series, ‘A Conversation With’.

They used the occasion to premiere their ‘Money + Love’ double video – for ‘Everything Now‘ tracks, ‘Put Your Money On Me’ and ‘We Don’t Deserve Love’ – but after the Q&A and screening, the band took to the stage to play a surprise 15-song set.

Billboard reports that: “As the film comes to a close and the end credits roll, the music to ‘Everything Now’ suddenly booms out from the speakers. It was all too clear what would come next. The curtain drops, and there stands Arcade Fire in all its live glory.

“The band dove into ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ next, which prompted Jonze and Wilson to enthusiastically dance around on stage.”

Billboard reports that: “As the film comes to a close and the end credits roll, the music to ‘Everything Now’ suddenly booms out from the speakers. It was all too clear what would come next. The curtain drops, and there stands Arcade Fire in all its live glory.

“The band dove into ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ next, which prompted Jonze and Wilson to enthusiastically dance around on stage.”