A few weeks ago, Arcade Fire organized a parade in New Orleans to celebrate the life of David Bowie after his passing.
Joined by Preservation Hall Jazz, thousands of Bowie fans dressed in their “best Bowie outfit or something more strange” as the Facebook group suggested, dancing and singing in the streets. Win Butler lead the group playing a jazz-marching band version of “Heroes.”
Arcade Fire had worked closely with Bowie on songs in the past, including a remarkable version of “Wake Up” live, and had Bowie add his iconic voice to the title track “Reflektor” off their 2013 album. After his passing, Win Butler spoke of Bowie with these words:
“I will take to the grave the moments we shared; talking, playing music and collaborating as some of the most profound and memorable moments of my life.”
Thanks to the Preservation Hall & the city of New Orleans. We hope David could hear the noise and feel the deep love https://t.co/Lj4yGfIg2X
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) February 10, 2016
Check out the video in the player above, as well enjoy their collaborative version of “Wake Up” below: