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Published: 2018/04/14

Arcade Fire Collaborate with Florence Welch, Boy George, Preservation Hall Jazz Band in London

On Friday night, Arcade Fire wrapped up a three-night stand at London’s SSE Wembley Arena and continued their streak of special guests—which included The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde on Wednesday and Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker on Thursday—by inviting both Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine and Boy George of Culture Club to play a couple of their respective hits.

As Stereogum reports, the sit ins were preceded by a unique moment, when Arcade Fire played each of their four “Neighborhood” tracks—“Tunnels,” “Laika,” “Power Out” and “7 Kettles”, all of which appear on the band’s 2004 debut Funeral —live and in succession for the first time ever.

Immediately after that run, Arcade Fire brought out Welch for her Florence + The Machine mega-hit “Dog Days Are Over,” and for last night’s encore, the group welcomed George for his own iconic song, Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon.” Arcade Fire were then joined again by members of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who opened the night, for a reprise of “Everything Now” that led into the crowd-singalong “Wake Up” and eventually into the whole collective marching off stage.

Watch video of the collaboration below.

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