This weekend’s 39th season premiere of Saturday Night Live will mark Tina Fey’s fourth time hosting and Arcade Fire’s fourth time as musical guests. We’ve only heard one song from Reflektor so that means we’ll hear an Arcade Fire song for the first time on the broadcast. SNL will have some firsts, too: Cecily Strong is joining Seth Meyers at the Update desk and a bunch of new cast members (Noël Wells, Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien, and Brooks Wheelan) will make their debuts (if they’re lucky). And after the show, NBC will air a special Arcade Fire concert. Lots of reasons to tune in! If you’re not convinced, check out these promos Tina filmed with the band. The last one is funniest; I won’t spoil it.
Will those papier-mâché masks make an appearance or the band just travels with them now?
Reflektor is out 10/29 via Merge.
Tune in to NBC at 1am after Saturday Night Live pic.twitter.com/coLH41rFA9
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) September 26, 2013
UPDATE: Watch a teaser for the post-SNL special below.
If anyone feels like getting into the spirit and throwing a costumed viewing/dance party for our post-SNL special, please send us your best photos or videos of the night and we’ll share them somewhere :)
Remember to turn it up loud!!