Fans who attended Arcade Fire’s arena show in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday were treated to a cameo from a hometown hero, as the band brought Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr on-stage early in the set to perform his band’s monster hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Check out video footage of the performance.
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The Arcade Fire’s current tour has seen the indie-rock darlings trotting out a great variety of high-profile covers. Now the band’s turned to Echo & The Bunnymen, bringing that band’s frontman, Ian McCulloch, onstage in London tonight to perform that band’s 1983 classic “The Cutter.”
As the Arcade Fire’s current arena tour has crisscrossed the country, the band has selected a geographically significant cover song to perform each night — sometimes in full, sometimes just barely — and last night in Atlanta, the group performed a full version of R.E.M.’s 1981 debut single “Radio Free Europe.”
Having performed Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” at a pair of tour stops last week, Arcade Fire added a special treat during its Sunday night headlining set at Coachella: Debbie Harry herself, who joined the band to sing the 1978 hit. The Blondie frontwoman stuck around for “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains).”
Tears For Fears continue their streak of releasing covers of contemporary indie-rock cuts, today surprising fans with a new cover of Animal Collective’s 2009 single “My Girls” — the latest in their series of recordings, following Arcade Fire and Hot Chip covers, that the band made earlier this year.
Two months after dropping a surprise cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start” on fans, Tears For Fears is back this week with another unlikely makeover: a new cover of Hot Chip’s 2006 electro-pop favorite “And I Was a Boy From School” (which was re-titled “Boy From School” when it was issued as a single).
Peter Gabriel this week finally will release the long-planned companion to his 2010 covers album Scratch My Back, a new 12-track compilation called And I’ll Scratch Yours that features many of the artists he covered on that original album returning the favor by covering his songs.
Tears For Fears have reconvened in the studio this summer to record a follow-up to 2004’s Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, and while that’s expected to keep Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith busy for the next few months, they did treat fans today to some new music: a cover of The Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start.”
Our partners at groopEase — a daily deal-style site geared toward helping fans discover new music — are giving away two pairs of three-day passes (valued at $550 per pair) to the fabled Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., June 9-12.
Out on tour in support of their chart-topping third album ‘The Suburbs,’ indie-rock breakthrough act Arcade Fire whipped up a special treat for fans at their Mexico City concert on Oct. 13: a cover of ‘Still Ill,’ the classic track from The Smiths’ 1984 self-titled debut album.
This week’s new releases include Peter Gabriel’s new orchestral covers album, a live Pet Shop Boys CD/DVD, Niter Ebb’s first new record in 15 years and new reissues from Pixies, Bomb the Bass and 808 State.