Arcade Fire were joined by David Byrne for a performance of Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’ during a live show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York last night (August 24).
Billboard reports that the band opened their set’s encore by welcoming onstage the Talking Heads lead vocalist who, in keeping with the Canadian group’s fashion sense, wore a smart tuxedo. Scroll down to view fan-recorded footage of the performance.
Alan Vega and Martin Rev formed Suicide in New York and released their self-titled debut album in 1977. With the performance, Arcade Fire continued their recent trend of covering artists in their hometowns. Touring their latest album ‘Reflektor’, the group have covered fellow Canadian Feist’s ‘I Feel It All’ in Calgary, Alberta and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Seattle. They’ve also performed tracks by Neil Young, Pixies, The Smiths and Echo And The Bunnymen, among others.
Another regular feature of the tour has been the band performing while wearing large papier-mâché heads. In June, frontman Win Butler admitted that he fell offstage wearing one of the props during tour preparations. “I did in a rehearsal but I’ve figured it out now – the hard way. You can’t move around too much.”