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Arcade Fire + David Byrne Team Up on Talking Heads Songs at Montreal Benefit Show

David Byrne and Arcade Fire

Last night (Feb 19), Arcade Fire threw a benefit show in Montreal for frontwoman Régine Chassagne’s charity KANPE, which supports impoverished families in Haiti. There, the Canadian art-rockers backed David Byrne for a handful of Talking Heads songs.

The fourth-annual KANPE KANAVAL concert boasted a bill that included Chassagne, Win Butler and Richard Reed Perry; Byrne; and New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. They all joined forces on a string of Talking Heads tunes; watch fan-shot footage from the gig at the bottom of the page. The show also featured The Office actor Rainn Wilson, Gardy Fury, Vox Sambou and Fwonte.

KANPE KANAVAL is the first of Arcade Fire’s 2016 tour dates. Next, they’ll play Bilbao BBK Live in Spain (July 7-9) followed by NOS Alive in Portugal on July 9.

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Jamming a bit at Kanaval Kanpe in Montreal last night. #arcadefire #davidbyrne

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#kanaval #kanpe #davidbyrne #arcadefire on the road to now Haïti

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