Arcade Fire Members to Play Haitian Benefit Show in Montreal
Published Jan 26, 2016Arcade Fire toured extensively behind 2013's Reflektor, even documenting some of it in the last year's film The Reflektor Tapes. Now, the band have revealed plans to return to the stage in 2016.
Régine Chassagne, Win Butler and Richard Reed Parry of the band will return to the stage in their hometown of Montreal, performing at a benefit event called Kanaval KANPE on February 19 at Société des arts technologiques (SAT). The KANPE program — co-founded by Chassagne — seeks to aid poverty in Haiti by integrating health, nutrition, housing, education, agriculture and leadership, while events like the upcoming show celebrate the country's vibrant culture.
Chassagne will co-host the event and perform with her bandmates, while Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, The Office star Rainn Wilson, Gardy Fury, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Saul Williams, Vox Sambou and Fwonte are also on the evening's bill. More special guests and performers are expected to be announced before the show.
Ticketing information is available here, and you can keep an eye on the official Facebook event for further updates.
In addition to their appearance at Kanaval KANPE, Arcade Fire have also announced plans play European festivals NOS Alive in Portugal (July 9) and Bilbao BBK Live in Spain (July 7-9).