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  • Arcade Fire @ Bonnaroo 2011
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Arcade Fire

Montreal’s Arcade Fire and Manchester’s Bonnaroo musical festival, two of the biggest success stories in the past decade of indie rock, crossed paths for the first time last night. The Canadian collective’s critical and commercial hit Album Of The Year The Suburbs dominated much of the set that began on the What Stage before midnight. Acknowledging the other anticipated Friday night headliners, Win Butler told the crowd, “Any festival where you can see My Morning Jacket and Lil Wayne is okay with me” and “we are very fucking happy to finally be here.” (Later he’d playfully call the crowd a “bunch of fucking hippies”). Per usual the performance kicked off with scenes from “Scenes From The Suburbs” and the potent one-two punch of “Ready To Start” > “Keep The Car Running,” and closed with the anthemic “Wake Up” and “Sprawl II.” Check out video from the show below and photos shot by Randy Cremean above.

“Ready to Start”

“Wake Up”

“Haiti”

“Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” / “Rebellion (Lies)”

“Keep the Car Running”

“Sprawl II”

SETLIST
“Ready to Start”
“Keep the Car Running”
“Neighborhood #2 (Laika)”
“No Cars Go”
“City With No Children”
“Rococo”
“Haïti”
“Intervention”
“The Suburbs”
“The Suburbs (Continued)”
“Suburban War”
“Month of May”
“Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”
“We Used to Wait”
“Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)”
“Rebellion (Lies)”

Encore:
“Wake Up”
“Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”

The entire Arcade Fire set will stream at vevo.com/bonnaroo tonight at 9:30PM CST.

UPDATE: Watch the whole performance at YouTube.

Comments (6)
  1. that’s one hell of a setlist

  2. They did not play Suburban War. Was there and I would have remembered that. Favorite song on that album.

  3. Yeah, I dunno where Suburban War came from. They didn’t play it.

  4. The “Power Out” to “Rebellion (Lies)” transition was transcendent.
    While they weren’t my favorite overall show at Bonnaroo this year, that particular moment was the peak of my weekend. I get chills just thinking about it.

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