Arcade Fire Deliver Heavy Setlist, Expert Production on Opening Night of North American Reflektor Tour
Arcade Fire kicked off the American leg of their Reflektor Tour last night in Louisville, KY at the KFC YUM! Center. Sticking with the intimate feel of their pop-up “Reflektor” shows following the release of the wildly popular record, the band arrived at the venue wearing their larger than life bobble heads, strolling into the YUM! Center on a red carpet.
After a man in a mirrored (reflective) suit walked on stage to signify the beginning of the show, the band appeared on a small stage in the back of the venue to kick the night off with an acoustic version of the Neon Bible cut “My Body Is A Cage,” the first of three songs from the 2007 effort.
Predictably, the set would rely heavily on the group’s fourth album, Reflektor, which consumed seven of the twenty songs played. During “It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus),” vocalist Regine Chassagne appeared on the back stage to sing her part while the rest of the band played from the main stage. The show closed with a four-song encore, finishing up with the popular “Wake Up,” which brought the mirror-laden stage to it’s most reflective as the show came to an end.
According to ArcadeFireTube, it appears as if Prince’s “Controversey” was slated to be played in the encore, but was replaced by a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time.”
Arcade Fire will continue their tour at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday night. The show will be streamed live on The Current in Minnesota.
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:
Arcade Fire, March 6, 2014, KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, KY
My Body Is A Cage
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Joan of Arc
The Suburbs (Continued)
Ready To Start
Keep the Car Running
No Cars Go
It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
The Last Time (The Rolling Stones)
Here Comes the Night Time