Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced that they’ll hold a second line parade in honor of David Bowie later this week in New Orleans called “Pretty Things,” named after the Hunky Dory track of a similar name. “Dress in you best Bowie outfit or something more strange and meet us at 4pm on Saturday, January 16th at Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter St., NOLA) to parade,” the invitation reads. More details here, and read Arcade Fire’s eulogy to Bowie below.
David Bowie was one of the band’s earliest supporters and champions. He not only created the world that made it possible for our band to exist, he welcomed us into it with grace and warmth. We will take to the grave the moments we shared; talking, playing music and collaborating as some of the most profound and memorable moments of our lives. A true artist even in his passing, the world is more bright and mysterious because of him, and we will continue to shout prayers into the atmosphere he created.