For the past two nights Montreal mega-act Arcade Fire have
previewed material from the soon-to-be-released Reflektor LP at the intimate
Brooklyn art space 299 Meserole. Considering Arcade Fire is quite capable of selling out
Madison Square Garden, it's no wonder tickets to both shows sold out in seconds.
[Photos by Jeremy Gordon]
The members of Arcade Fire, who were performing under the name "The Reflektors," pulled up
to the venue for both shows in a limousine. James Murphy introduced the act, who pranked
fans with a setup in which the the audience's attention was focused on a smaller stage
before a curtain fell across the room to reveal a large stage as Arcade Fire launched into Reflektor's title track. On Friday night AF performed a total of 10 songs - eight
tracks from the new album as well as older tunes "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" and "Sprawl
II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)." Saturday's set contained 12 songs with the addition of Reflektor's "Supersymmetry" and "Haiti" off of their debut album.
Friday Set: Reflektor, Flashbulb Eyes, We Exist, Normal Person, Joan of Arc, It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus), Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), Afterlife, Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), Here Comes The Night Time
Saturday Set: Reflektor, Flashbulb Eyes, We Exist, Joan of Arc, Normal Person, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), Supersymmetry, It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus), Afterlife, Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), Here Comes The Night Time, Haiti
Watch the debut of "Supersymmetry" from last night's show:
Here's fan-shot footage of "Reflektor" from Friday: