10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

Arcade Fire continued their captivating tour of the UK last night with a headline slot at Hyde Park – and Win Butler and co made light of the complaints from local residents about the annual concerts, which take place every summer.

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

During the Canadian band's set, Butler jokingly told the crowd: "Shh, don't wake the rich people up" – a clear reference to the local residents who complained about the British Summer Time concerts when they were announced earlier this year.

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

Prior to the encore, meanwhile, The Reflektors made an appearance with The Pope appearing in papier-mache form as the band danced to 'Sympathy For The Devil' by The Rolling Stones.

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

Arriving on stage at 8:30pm, they played a slightly different set to that which they played when they headlined Glastonbury almost a week ago. Instead of 'Reflektor' the band opened their set with 'Normal Person', 'Rebellion (Lies)' and 'Joan Of Arc'.

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

Later in the set Arcade Fire played both 'Antichrist Television Blues' and 'Crown Of Love', neither of which made the Glastonbury setlist. Shortly before playing the latter, Butler dedicated the song to "everyone who bought 'Funeral' when it came out".

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

The Hyde Park gig represented Arcade Fire's final scheduled appearance in Europe for 2014 and the band leaned heavily on their 2013 album 'Reflektor' during the show, including the album title track plus 'Afterlife' and 'It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)'.

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

Referencing the hot weather in the capital, frontman Win Butler told the audience that it was "easy to fall in love with London on a day like this." He did not, however, say anything about the fact that a number of people at the British Summer Time festival concert had paid just £2.50 to be there.

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

Later in the set Arcade Fire played both 'Antichrist Television Blues' and 'Crown Of Love', neither of which made the Glastonbury setlist. Shortly before playing the latter, Butler dedicated the song to "everyone who bought 'Funeral' when it came out".

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

Speaking recently to NME, meanwhile, [b]Butler[/b] said that he and his bandmates would start work on a new album after the Hyde Park show.

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10 Sensational Photos Of Arcade Fire At Hyde Park

"We're in a position now where we can have an idea and the people around us to make it happen." Given how great they've been on this run of live shows, colour us excited that they'll be taking their good form into the studio soon...

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