Given that Arcade Fire and co. have been demanding that fans stick on their finest gladrags for their gigs, it’s no great shock that they’re are fond of journeying to gigs in style: they recently traveled to their gig in Blackpool by tram – giant papier mache heads and all. Which got us thinking about other bands who’ve utilised odd transport to turn up at their shows…
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A nifty bit of PR from Rihanna, here, as she tops up her Oyster card and hops on the Tube to show that she’s not a pampered popstar, but is actually a regular Plain Jane just like them. Still preferable to her chaotic ‘777 Tour’ of last year, in which she risked a bunch of journalists off on a private plane and then watched them go bonkers when she refused to give them interview time.
While her hubby Jay Z made the headlines for hobbing with an old woman on the Subway en route to a gig in New York, Beyonce chose the scenic route instead as she hopped on her bicycle to get to her gig at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre in August of this year. And, naturally, Instagrammed the whole thing, too.