Arcade Fire’s Will Butler trips on stage, injures ankle but keeps playing

Incident happened during a recent gig in Virginia

Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler the group’s multi-instrumentalist and brother to frontman Win tripped onstage and injured his ankle during a recent gig at Virginia’s Jiffy Lube Live.

During the set, he went out to play up near the crowd but on his way back to the stage, he tripped and appeared to twist his ankle.

While the band continued to perform, he remained resting on his back on the floor for a few moments but then got back up and hobbled on with the show. You can view footage below.


The band continued to play a series of tracks from their recent album ‘Everything Now’ and classic tracks including ‘Wake Up’, ‘No Cars Go’ and ‘Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)’.

Meanwhile, Richard Reed Parry recently announced two new albums – ‘Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1’ and ‘Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 2’.

He also shared two new songs from the project, titled ‘Sai No Kawara (River Of Death)’ and ‘On The Ground.’

Both records are said to be inspired by Buddhist myths, death poems, British folk songs, and a recent trip to Japan.


Earlier this month, Win Butler responded to a fan by calling ‘Chemistry’ and ‘Infinite Content’ Arcade Fire’s worst songs.

A tweet said: “What were they thinking? Listening to the album for the first time in a good while… Chemistry sandwiched between Peter Pan and the Infinite Content songs…. That whole middle section still ruins the whole album for me.”

Butler responded: “The crazy thing about music is that everyone has different taste! Depends where you grew up, what your parents liked, how you feel rhythm etc. I’ve been on the other side and not loved the music my favorite bands made, but I just started listening to other music.”