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).