Members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and the Strokes Form Pop All Star Band
Published Sep 19, 2014In addition to tickling the twine with some no doubt super-swell skyhooks at this year's Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game, it looks as if Arcade Fire will likewise be teaming up with members of Bon Iver and the Strokes for a musical performance at the Pop Montreal event tomorrow (September 20).
Arcade Fire tweeted the news earlier today, revealing frontman Win Butler and multi-instrumentalist brother Will Butler will be uniting with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture at some point during tomorrow's match at McGill University Sports Centre as the Pop All Star Band. It's not yet clear if this takes place at halftime or following the match.
As previously reported, the Pop basketball team features these four musicians, among others, and will be coached by San Antonio Spurs player Matt Bonner. They'll square off against the rival Jock team, which features players from the McGill Redman and the Concordia Stingers.
General admission tickets to the game are $20 plus service charges, or $75 for corporate donations. All proceeds from Pop vs. Jock III will go towards the DJ Sports Club, a non-profit organization that provides sports and education programs for youths in Montreal's South West boroughs. You can find out more info over here.
UPDATE: Via Stereogum, you can watch the supergroup play a cover of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" and the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." As a bonus, Arcade Fire's Regine Chassagne lent a hand, as did A-Trak.