Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler used the band’s latest festival headline show at Voodoo Music Experience to slam British Petroleum – and their full set can be streamed online.
The ‘Reflektor’ stars returned to New Orleans for a career-spanning and hit-packed headline show. While earlier the week, the band debuted new material at a secret show, Arcade Fire’s Voodoo show sadly featured no unheard material – although they did include a brief cover of the Ghostbusters theme to celebrate Halloween weekend.
Butler also took the time to address Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in 2010 – damaging local plant and wildlife in what’s been called ‘the biggest public health crisis from a chemical poisoning in US history’. Last year, BP was ordered to pay $5billion in compensation to the state of Louisiana.
“Whatever BP paid the state of Louisiana wasn’t a tenth of what it should have been,” Butler told the crowd at Voodoo. “Fuck British Petroleum.”
Speaking out for the LGBT community, he also said: “There’s more of us than there are of you. There are more queer than there are straight.”
Watch the show in full below.
Arcade Fire setlist was:
Ready to Start
The Suburbs (Continued)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Keep the Car Running
My Body Is a Cage
We Used to Wait
No Cars Go
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
(with Ghostbusters Theme snippet)
Here Comes the Night Time