Arcade Fire members joined by David Byrne at charity fundraiser gig – watch

Régine Chassagne and Win Butler at Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology event

Arcade Fire performed with David Byrne at a charity fundraiser gig in Montreal over the weekend.

The band were joined by the former Talking Heads frontman at the Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology event on Saturday (February 20). The fundraiser was thrown in aid of the pro-Haiti charity co-founded by Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne.

She was joined by husband Win Butler and guitarist Richard Reed Parry with Byrne joining them to perform Talking Heads tracks including ‘Road To Nowhere’ and ‘Naive Melody’. The scaled-down version of Arcade Fire also played with Saul Williams and Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the night. See fan footage from the gig below.

Jamming a bit at Kanaval Kanpe in Montreal last night. #arcadefire #davidbyrne

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#kanaval #kanpe #davidbyrne #arcadefire on the road to now Haïti

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Road to Nowhere #LastNight #KanavalKanpe #TalkingHeads #DavidByrne #ArcadeFire #Montreal #Mtl #Haiti @kanpe_foundation

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Naïve Melody #davidbyrne #winbutler #preshalljazzband #kanpekanaval #homeitswhereiwanttobe

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Arcade Fire recently announced their first live date of 2016.

The band will headline Bilbao BBK in Spain and Lisbon’s NOS Alive in July. They join fellow NOS Alive headliners Radiohead on the bill for the Portugese festival’s 10th birthday celebrations.

The Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, John Grant, Courtney Barnett and The 1975 will also appear at the festival, which takes place in the Portugese capital between July 7-9. Arcade Fire will headline the Sunday night (July 9) after performances from M83 and Jose Gonzalez.


Tickets for NOS Alive 2016 are on sale here now.

These are the only two European festivals Arcade Fire will play in 2016. The band are reported to be working on a new album since last year with the record said to be “30 per cent done” as of last September.

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