Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Kurt Vile cover David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ – watch

The pair were backed up by a band featuring members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV On The Radio

Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler and Kurt Vile performed a cover of David Bowie‘s ‘Rebel Rebel’ last night (May 6).

The pair teamed up at an after party in New York City, which was being thrown by Vice and also included performances from the likes of Charli XCX, Bethany Cosentino and Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves.

Joining Butler and Vile on the cover were the night’s “house band”, which featured Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Nick Zinner and Brian Chase, TV On The Radio‘s Jaleel Bunton and the producer Money Mark.


You can watch footage of the performance below, via Pitchfork.

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Earlier this year, Arcade Fire held a tribute parade for the late Bowie in New Orleans.

The procession marched through the city performing The Thin White Duke’s most famous songs, effectively shutting down entire streets of the city.

Bowie and the Montreal rockers worked together frequently in the last years of his life. The Brixton-born singer first joined Win Butler and co on stage at a Fashion Rocks concert in 2005 for a rendition of ‘Wake Up’, from their debut album ‘Funeral’. The performance turned out to be the 27 studio album veteran’s penultimate live show. Later in 2013 Bowie sang a guest vocal on the title song of their most recent album ‘Reflektor’.


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