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Arcade Fire & Blondie’s Debbie Harry – “Heart Of Glass” / “Sprawl II” Live At Coachella

The carnival of raga-influenced dance parties that has been Arcade Fire’s tour behind Reflektor took another jovial turn at the first weekend of Coachella, where the band’s already hot set received some extra fire in the form of Debbie Harry. The Blondie frontwoman and eternal badass joined the funky Canadians for a fantastic pairing of her classic “Heart of Glass” with Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains”. Regine Chassange and Harry couldn’t sound better or look happier together, and “Heart of Glass” bleeds effortlessly and fantastically into “Sprawl II”, check out the amazingness below:

Both Reflektor and it’s subsequent tour have seen Arcade Fire take a divergent and unexpected path in the direction of the dancehall, and while this move certainly rubbed a few folks the wrong way, overall opinion (and mine) has been overwhelmingly positive. The tour is massive, so check out the listed dates below and go get some funky Haitian/Canadian goodness in your life. Below the tour dates you can check out the end of Arcade Fire’s set this past weekend, when they took their performance of “Wake Up” into the audience and acoustic after having the power cut when they ran out of time. The time constraints were a bit of a problem throughout this year’s festival (Ty Segall, Outkast also had their sets cut short), but here it makes for a genuinely unique experience live music for those involved… and after all the other bullshit at Coachella, things like this are what music festivals (and live music in general) are supposed to be about.

Arcade Fire tour dates
Wed 04/23/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sat 04/26/14 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Sun 04/27/14 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
Tue 04/29/14 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Thu 05/01/14 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri 05/02/14 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Appearing at “New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”
Sun 05/04/14 New Orleans, LA Fairgrounds Racecourse
Appearing at “Primavera Sound”
Thu 05/29/14 Barcelona, Spain Parc del Forum
Appearing at “Rock In Rio – Lisbon”
Sat 05/31/14 Lisbon, Portugal Bela Vista Park
Tue 06/03/14 Paris, France Zenith Paris
Wed 06/04/14 Paris, France Zenith Paris
Fri 06/06/14 London, United Kingdom Earls Court
Sat 06/07/14 London, United Kingdom Earls Court
Appearing at “Pinkpop Festival”
Mon 06/09/14 Landgraaf, Netherlands Megaland
Tue 06/10/14 Merksem, Belgium Sportpaleis Antwerpen
Appearing at “Norwegian Wood Festival”
Thu 06/12/14 Oslo, Norway Frognerparken
Appearing at “Northside Festival” (Denmark)
Sun 06/15/14 Aarhus, Denmark Adalan
Tue 06/17/14 Dresden, Germany Junge Garde
Wed 06/18/14 Berlin, Germany Kindl-Buehne Wuhlheide
Appearing at “Rock In Roma”
Mon 06/23/14 Rome, Italy Ippodromo Delle Capannelle
Tue 06/24/14 Verona, Italy Castello Di Villafranca
Appearing at “Glastonbury Festival”
Fri 06/27/14 Pilton, United Kingdom Worthy Farm
Appearing with Pixies
Sun 06/29/14 Dublin, Ireland Marlay Park
Appearing at “Fuji Rock Festival”
Fri 07/25/14 Niigata, Japan Naeba Ski Resort
Wed 07/30/14 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri 08/01/14 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Sat 08/02/14 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Tue 08/05/14 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Fri 08/08/14 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Appearing at “Squamish Music Festival”
Sat 08/09/14 Squamish, BC Logger Sports Grounds
Mon 08/11/14 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Tue 08/12/14 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Thu 08/14/14 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Sun 08/17/14 Washington, DC Verizon Center Tue 08/19/14 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Wed 08/20/14 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Fri 08/22/14 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sat 08/23/14 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sun 08/24/14 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Tue 08/26/14 Chicago, IL United Center
Wed 08/27/14 Chicago, IL United Center
Fri 08/29/14 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat 08/30/14 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau

Arcade Fire – “Wake Up” acoustic performance in the crowd closing Coachella 2014:”