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Published: 2014/04/21

Arcade Fire Close Coachella with Real (And Fake) Guests, Confirm Additional Dates

Arcade Fire took to the stage at Coachella last night to close out the festival and, as they did the week before, the band brought out several special guests both real and fake.

The performance will likely be remembered for the fake Daft Punk cameo that kicked off the show, as two men in signature Daft Punk helmets took the stage for a rendition of “Get Lucky.” Win Butler stormed the stage, kicking the duo off so they could start the show (Butler referred to them as “Phat Dunk”). Much like it is with every festival, Daft Punk is a highly sought after commodity at Coachella, making this effort at deception all the more notable.

During the band’s actual show, they delivered a tour debut of “Crown of Love” from 2004’s Funeral along with tunes from their latest effort Reflektor. Another change in the set came later in the show with a cover of Prince’s “Controversy,” which the band has covered several times on tour this year. As Win Butler introduced a man in a giant Pope Francis paper mache head (the one Aaron Paul wore last week), the man revealed himself to be Beck, who performed earlier at the festival. Beck shared vocals on the Prince tune.

As they did last week, Arcade Fire closed their show with “Wake Up” and ventured into the crowd for an acoustic sing-along with the help of Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

In addition to the performance, Arcade Fire confirmed three additional California shows following their Coachella appearance. The band will play two nights in Los Angeles at The Forum on August 1-2 before heading to San Diego on August 5 for a show at Sleep Train Amphitheatre.


There are 3 comments associated with this post

Blah April 21, 2014, 10:00:23

Arcade Fire has changed everything about me. I used to like Phish and The Panic and moved out to Denver. I stayed true to my communal routes until people started this emo thing and started getting haircuts and chirping about bands with names about Deers, Taxis, Families and pedophilia. I felt this urge to totally change myself. I saw Arcade Fire in Denver a few years back and made a full transformation. I haven’t seen a show longer than 90 minutes with two sets since. I make my own ski clothes and sell them to the stupid hippies that still exist out here. Arcade Fire is like the Rolling Stones. Win is so talented and the musicians are so top notch. This Reflektor tour has made me feel empowered like Gloria Steinham and my name is Ron. The dance party bravado at every show has made me question my sexuality and if you can suck your way to heaven. Anybody have an answer? I’d lick Win like a lollipop for 7 dollars.

gold, jerry, gold April 21, 2014, 10:15:39

^^ New Copy/pasta

Sneakypeeks April 21, 2014, 22:02:59

Funny they chose Daft Punk to parody cuz Daft Punk’s live show would take a huge steaming dump on Arcade Fire’s live show, no offense

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