Like Stereogum, the Thin White Duke fell in love with Arcade Fire over a year ago. “Chris Martin has been saying he’s discovered them first, but I did. So there. Na na na na na!” the rocker recently boasted to The Mirror. An injured Bowie finally shared the stage with his favorite new band at a Fashion Week gig last week. Download Arcade Fire & David Bowie – “Wake Up (Live 9/8/05)” (MP3) at Banana Nutrament (link via Brooklyn Vegan.)

What’s the deal with Arcade’s Summerstage gig on Thursday? I hear they are not honoring CMJ badges, only hard tickets. ?

Comments (18)
  1. mattshu  |   Posted on Sep 13th, 2005 0

    1st post?

    i’m glad bowie changed his shorts/pants for the arcade fire performance.

  2. j-tron  |   Posted on Sep 13th, 2005 0

    Yeah, I have nothing but love for David Bowie, but that performance of “Life on Mars?” was pretty mediocre at best. His voice on “Wake Up,” on the other hand, sounds absolutely AMAZING. Probably one of the coolest collaborations ever.

  3. nick  |   Posted on Sep 13th, 2005 0

    yeah man. they arent honoring badges.. you have to enter some sort of raffle to get a hard ticket if you have a badge.

  4. tired of the bull crap  |   Posted on Sep 13th, 2005 0

    no, david, every “best new music” list whore has been humping them much longer than you.

    I can’t believe bloated douche bag “big name” rockers are fighting (albeit, jokingly) over who can re-microwave an already over-warm musical burrito.

    men’s recovery project said it best..”get your dick out of my food. it spoils the flavor (taste). food is to eat, not to sauté your fucking meat.”

  5. That bandage and black eye was set make up. Did you notice it during his performance?

  6. I was a bit confused on the Arcade Fire appearance for Fashion Rocks, but the David Bowie collab really gave AF Fashion Rocks cred. It was a cool performance.

  7. Bowie is rumored to appear with AF tomorrow…

  8. karen  |   Posted on Sep 13th, 2005 0

    i heard it’s a lottery for only 200 spots

  9. danielle  |   Posted on Sep 14th, 2005 0

    I read an interview earlier this spring/summer as Arcade Fire was really starting to build steam, and while I guess they were just entering the summer tour season, one of the band members commented that they would get bored touring on same album for a year like the Killers have done (not to mention the pressure of following up on a hot debut).

    Yet it seems to me Funeral is really starting to catch on now, and we must be nearing the one-year mark since its release. Are they adding dates or has this been the plan all along? I thought they were supposed to start recording a new album this fall, but it doesn’t seem that they’ll be back in Montreal for awhile yet…

  10. the thin white duke wasn’t “injured”. that was makeup.

  11. here’s my account and photos of the summerstage show:

  12. Lo  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2005 0

    Who was the band that Lisa Matie Presley introduced at Fashion Rocks on 9/9?

  13. Lo  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2005 0

    Who was the band that Lisa Marie Presley introduced at Fashion Rocks on 9/9?

  14. Peter Cox  |   Posted on Oct 29th, 2005 0

    Jonesy – (Bowie), has America bluffed.

  15. Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly signs a $42.5m (£22m) film deal starring his character Bruno…

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