According to the NME, Arcade Fire played a surprise concert in Port-Au-Prince on Tuesday night, performing a dozen songs over 45 minutes at the Hotel Oloffson. Arcade Fire’s connections to Haiti have always been strong, but their fund-raising for the country became even more urgent after the country’s January 2010 earthquake.

Their set included covers of songs by Credence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, Cyndi Lauper, and The Paragons, and ended with “Haiti” and “Wake Up.” According to Rolling Stone the band are in town to help produce a DVD with RAM, a Haitian band lead by the owner of the Hotel Oloffson. Check out video of Arcade Fire doing “Haiti” and covering “The Last Time” below.


(via Esquire)

The setlist:
“Who’ll Stop The Rain” (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
“Keep The Car Running”
“The Last Time” (Rolling Stones cover)
“Crucified Again”
“Ocean Of Noise”
“The Tide Is High” (The Paragons/Blondie cover)
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (Cyndi Lauper cover)
“Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”
“Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)”
“Rebellion (Lies)”
“Haiti”
“Wake Up”

Comments (9)
  1. wait, Girl Just Wanna Have Fun too? I wanna see that.

  2. Quite a caucasian audience for Haiti, save for the two security guards by the door.

  3. They traveled all the way to Haiti to play a show, they should have brought somebody capable of focusing a camera too.

  4. adjust the fucking focus!

  5. Crucified again? What is it, a cover/new song??

  6. That Stones cover is killer.

  7. They should do more of these covers when touring

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