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Arcade Fire‘s quest to seemingly cover every single genre imaginable to man continued last night, when the gargantuan Canadian collective performed a classic-rock favorite onstage.

They’ve been trying to tie their choices in covers to the cities they’re playing, so Detroit got Stevie Wonder, Philadelphia got Boyz II Men, etc. Last night at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, they played Kansas‘ ‘Dust in the Wind.’

One little problem: Kansas City is in Missouri; the band Kansas is actually from the state of Kansas. At least Arcade Fire acknowledged this, as frontman Win Butler told the bobbleheads that sang the song, “Guys, that was really beautiful, but that’s a Kansas song and we’re in f—in’ Missouri. That’s gonna kill when we play Lawrence, though.”

You can watch the video above. And here’s Arcade Fire covering Devo’s ‘Uncontrollable Urge’ from a while back in Hollywood (they also played it in when they were in Cleveland, near the pioneering New Wave group’s home of Akron):

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