David Bowie tribute: Arcade Fire parade video released
Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band made New Orleans residents believe they could be “Heroes” for one special day.
The Canadian rockers organized a tribute parade for David Bowie last month that traversed the French Quarter. If you weren’t able to attend, then the five-minute clip of the event the group produced might suffice.
Throngs of people decked in Bowie-inspired outfits — including the band — filled the streets to pay respects for the late, influential pop icon.
“There are few artists that could possibly bring together this incredible group of people. You are all amazing,” Preservation Hall creative director Ben Jaffe told the crowd.
“This is about him and this is about all of you and how we felt about David,” Arcade Fire singer Win Butler added. “Thank you guys for coming. God bless, David, wherever you’re at.”
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“Oh! You Pretty Things” and “Fame” were played, but the video focuses on the jazzy, group rendition of “Heroes,” featuring Butler singing through a megaphone.
See the footage above.