Watch Arcade Fire cover The Smiths
Arcade Fire covered The Smiths' "London" during their second show at London's Earls Court on Saturday night [June 7].
The band played the track during Saturday's show, which saw the band supported by Lorde. On the previous night's performance the band were joined by Ian McCulloch to perform the Echo And The Bunnymen track 'The Cutter'.
During the Friday night gig Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler spoke about the band's reasons for playing the venue, commenting: "We wanted to do Earls Court before they tear it down for condos. Get your bids in now. Hope they're cheap." In 2012 an online petition was launched to 'save' the venue, opposing plans to demolish the centre as part of redevelopment plans for the area.
Before Arcade Fire took to the stage last night the arena was transformed into a giant discotheque - featuring spotlights and glitter balls. The 'fake' Reflektors band played a cover of The Beatles 'Helter Skelter' on a second stage in the venue during the evening. As well as headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival, Arcade Fire will also play a huge show at Hyde Park on July 3.
Arcade Fire played:
'Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)'
'Joan Of Arc'
'Month of May'
'The Suburbs'/'The Suburbs (contd)''
'Ready to Start'
'Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)'
'Intervention/'Antichrist Television Blues''
'No Cars Go'
'It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)'
'Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)'
'Here Comes the Night Time'
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