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Win Butler, Arcade Fire Light Up L.A.’s Forum on Reflektor Tour

Win Butler. frontman for Arcade Fire performs during The Reflector Tour at The Forum in Los Angeles last night. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Win Butler, frontman for Arcade Fire, performs during The Reflektor Tour at The Forum in Los Angeles last night (Aug 2). (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Win Butler, the frontman for Canadian band Arcade Fire, led the indie-rock band in a 20-song set last night at The Forum in Los Angeles that mixed songs from their 2013 album Reflektor, with artfully arranged covers.

Reflektor is the band’s fourth studio album. The double disc was released last October to wide critical acclaim.

It scored an 80 out of a 100 rating on Metacritic, which tracks mainstream music reviews, and Rolling Stone gave it four-and-a-half out of five stars, which puts it in rock classic range.

The album is noted for its “richly textured, percussive” sound, according to The Los Angeles Times. Butler, 34, collaborated with band co-founder and wife Régine Chassagne, who is Haitian, to come up with the sound.

“It’s something we felt right away as a band,” said Butler about the album, which marks a different direction for the band.

The band also includes brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

Beside playing such hits as “Joan of Arc,” LBGT anthem “We Exist,” and “Haiti,” the band also included covers from such bands as Guns ‘n Roses and Jane’s Addiction.

The band played two shows at the Forum and will be heading to Brooklyn later in the month. Check out the video below of the band playing “Rebellion (Lies)” from their Aug. 1 show.

Arcade Fire Set List, The Forum Aug 2, 2014
Reflektor
Flashbulb Eyes
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Rebellion (Lies)
Joan of Arc
Suburban War
(Tour debut)
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (Continued)
Ready to Start
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
We Exist
No Cars Go
Haïti
Afterlife
It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
(Régine on B-stage)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
(‘Damian Taylor Remix’ intro)

Encore:
Sweet Child O’ Mine
(Guns N’ Roses song) (Fake band on B-stage)
Normal Person
Been Caught Stealing
(Jane’s Addiction cover) (partial)
Here Comes the Night Time
(w/ Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” intro)
Wake Up

Source: Setlist.fm


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