Published Aug 02, 2017Arcade Fire are continuing to grease the wheels on the corporately sponsored meme machine behind their latest LP Everything Now. With the Jenner knock-off T-shirt and fidget spinner markets already covered, the band are now set to crash late-night TV.
The group will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tomorrow night (August 3), but their fake brand management company has already sent in a list of backstage demands to prepare for the band's arrival.
The Late Show shared the list on Twitter (despite the warning to keep all requests private), and it includes stacking the front rows of the audience with diehard Arcade Fire fans, the return of that controversial dress code, one pack of vegan hot dogs (and no other refreshments) and explicit instructions not to speak to member Richard Reed Parry "for any reason, even if he speaks to them first."
Luckily, Exclaim! got to talk to Parry before the new rules came down. He admitted that the album roll-out campaign was "obnoxious and noisy," but still maintains that it's done "a good job of reflecting aspects of culture that are noisy and bombastic at this point in time."
Check out the full list of Late Show demands down below, and read more from our recent interview with Parry here.
And yes, we know the list is a joke.
Dig into Arcade Fire's back catalogue via Umusic.
What a bunch of tools... pic.twitter.com/arRi9dRxoy— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 2, 2017