It's rumoured they'll play 'Funeral' in full two more times
Arcade Fire played ‘Funeral’ in full at their show in Los Angeles last night (September 20). The band treated fans to all 10 tracks – back-to-front – before diving into the rest of their 23 song setlist.
Released in 2004, the Canadian group often perform separate tracks from the album but rarely perform it in full. According to the Arcade Fire Tube Twitter, it’s rumoured they’ll play Funeral in full two more times.
They’ll be playing their second LA Greek Theatre show tonight (September 21) and then Berkeley Greek Theatre tomorrow (September 22) so it’s likely these could be the dates that get the same ‘Funeral’ treatment. Watch footage from their show last night, plus the full setlist, below.
Yesterday (September 20), the band also released a new video for their track ‘Peter Pan’. Describing the video as “a Lo-Fi Teenage Dancehall Fairytale”, Saulter directs Kingston dancehall stars Maleik Lamont and Rayana Campbell in the roles of Peter Pan‘s Peter and Wendy.
Their story plays out against a backdrop of a neon-tinged skyline and energetic dance moves in Kingston, the video is said to embrace Arcade Fire’s “love for and familiarity with the music, culture and people of Jamaica”.
The video comprises two remixes of ‘Peter Pan’: one by Kingston-based duo Equiknoxx, and the other by the composer Jeremy Ashbourne. The visuals were choreographed by Amanyea Stines, who has previously worked with Cardi B and Major Lazer among others.
Saulter’s relationship with the Canadian band dates back to 2013 when he photographed them during the album sessions for ‘Reflektor’.
Earlier this week, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry released a brand new track, ‘I Was in the World (Was the World in Me)’, taken from his upcoming solo album ‘Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1’ – which is released today (September 21).