Watch David Byrne Join Arcade Fire for "Give Peace a Chance" Cover

Mike Myers also made an appearance at the Ukraine benefit show

BY Kaelen BellPublished Mar 22, 2022

Arcade Fire season is in full swing, baby. The band — sans longtime member Will Butler — is suddenly all over the place again, with their new album WE arriving in May and a big, back-to-basics single out in the world. 

And last night, the band played their fourth show in a row at New York's Bowery Ballroom, all of which were announced last-minute to benefit Ukraine. At last night's show, the band was joined on stage by David Byrne, who assisted the band with a cover of John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band's 1969 song "Give Peace a Chance."

Win Butler mingled with the crowd for the cover, playing guitar and shouting along while Byrne sang from the stage. Butler reportedly tossed in some adlibs about Kanye West and NFTs, which is kinda exhausting. But c'est la vie!

According to Brooklyn Vegan, Byrne wasn't the only notable guest at the show, as the band was introduced by fellow Canadian Mike Myers, who also spoke in support of Ukraine before calling the band onstage. 

Arcade Fire also debuted one of their seven forthcoming new songs, playing unreleased WE track "Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)." The band closed out the show with a parade through the street, which is kind of an Arcade Fire classic at this point. 

Check out some fan-shot footage of the show below. 

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