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Arcade Fire to Lead David Bowie Second Line Parade in New Orleans This Saturday

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Also Take Part

Jan 14, 2016 Arcade Fire Bookmark and Share

Arcade Fire have announced that they will be teaming up with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to hold a second line parade in New Orleans this Saturday in honor of David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday. It’s dubbed “Pretty Things” after the song from Bowie’s Hunky Dory album. The invitation reads as such: “Dress in you best Bowie outfit or something more strange and meet us at 4pm on Saturday, January 16th at Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter St., NOLA) to parade.” More details can be found here.

Earlier in the week Arcade Fire issued a statement about Bowie’s passing: “David Bowie was one of the band’s earliest supporters and champions. He not only created the world that made it possible for our band to exist, he welcomed us into it with grace and warmth. We will take to the grave the moments we shared; talking, playing music and collaborating as some of the most profound and memorable moments of our lives. A true artist even in his passing, the world is more bright and mysterious because of him, and we will continue to shout prayers into the atmosphere he created.”

As we previously reported, Bowie passed away late Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer. His death came as something of a shock, as his cancer diagnosis was not made public and on Friday he just released a critically praised brand new album, Blackstar (styled as ★), which was also Bowie’s 69th birthday. Below is video of Bowie performing Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” with the band in 2005.


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December 11th 2018

I did watch this video online some days before and it was really awesome. It did bring tears to my eyes hearing the songs fastest internet provider of the legend being played again. I am proud that I lived in such a great era.