Arcade Fire can’t stop throwing parades for David Bowie. After throwing a massive second-line for the late legend through the streets of New Orleans earlier this year, the indie titans called up their buddies in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an encore through the crowds at the inaugural Panorama Music Festival.
Win Butler and Co. paid tribute to Bowie during their main stage set with massive photos of different Bowie eras, but they were by no means done.
The group closed out their set on Randall’s Island only to march through the crowd away from the stage to trad jazz-inflected versions of “Heroes”, “Rebel Rebel” and “Suffragette City”. Check out a video of “Heroes” up top and catch clips of “Rebel” and “Suffragette” down below via some quick-on-their-feet Instagram users.
That they pulled off jazz covers of the Thin White Duke in a festival crowd should come as no surprise, they kind of have a thing for weird instrumentation and crazy covers. And they stack up pretty well against the many other tributes to Bowie that have dropped this year.
For more Bowie (and we mean that quite literally), check out this upcoming Bowie box set which will include a never-before-released album called The Gouster.