Watch as Arcade Fire play first show for two years

Barcelona festival set didn’t preview any new songs

Arcade Fire played their first show since 2014 last night (July 5) as they headlined Spanish festival Razzamatazz in Barcelona.

Win Butler and Regine Chassagne had played a surprise open-air set outside the Louvre Gallery in Paris in May, but the show at Razzamatazz was the first full-band performance for two years, having also played a brief set last New Year’s Eve in Colorado.

Opening with ‘Ready To Start’, the 18-song set featured ‘Reflektor’, ‘Keep The Car Running’ and ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ before ending on ‘Wake Up’ from 2004’s full debut album ‘Funeral’.


There was no new material previewed at the performance, though Will Butler has stated that the band’s next album may be released next spring. Speaking to promote his solo album ‘Friday Night’, Butler told Reddit there was no definite release schedule in place for the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Reflektor’, Butler said: “It’ll be done when it’s done.”

Arcade Fire headline Portugese festival NOS Sound tomorrow, also playing festival shows at BBK Live in Spain, WayHome in Canada and Panorama in New York. Their most recent UK show was at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival in London in July 2014.

Arcade Fire played:
‘Ready To Start’
‘The Suburbs’
‘Sprawl II’
‘We Exist’
‘Normal Person’
‘Keep The Car Running’
‘My Body Is A Cage’
‘We Used To Wait’
‘No Cars Go’
‘Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)’
‘Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)’
‘Rebellion (Lies)’
‘Here Comes The Night Time’
‘Wake Up’