Butler appeared at the Jam The Vote concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The gig aimed to urge fans to vote in this week’s US Presidential election.
Butler was joined live by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Blind Boys of Alabama. You can watch him performing ‘Born In The USA’ at the 3 hour 15 min mark in the video below.
Other acts to perform included the Roots’ Questlove, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady and Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello.
Meanwhile, Arcade Fire recorded their audience singing a melody from a new song during their headline show at the New Orleans festival Voodoo Music + Arts Experience last week (October 30).
Butler asked the audience “if they’d like to be on a record.” Met with cheers, he then asked them to repeat a melody, with the intention of it being used in the final recording of a forthcoming new song.
The Montreal-based band played their first headline show in over three months with their slot at the Louisiana festival, with the show also notable for frontman Win Butler saying “Fuck British Petroleum” from the stage in reference to the oil company’s compensation payment to the US state.