Arcade Fire Jam with Fans


Arcade Fire delighted Scottish fans after their gig last Thurs (June 8th) with an impromtu jam session!

After the sold-out show at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, the Canadian rockers headed into the venue foyer to surprise fans with more music! Awesome!

Reddit users began commenting on the video yesterday (June 10), with one writing, “They used to do this all the time when they were starting out. I think they were still doing it during Neon Bible a bit. They’d all go out to the lobby and start jamming as people left. It was awesome.”

Another added, “Livin what they’re preachin! Connect, experience, savor those moments with your community and friends, and make damn good music. I’m really hoping they’ll pop up into some smaller venues in the NA tour. Their Roundhouse gig in London felt like this.” You can see the fan-filmed clip below.

Arcade Fire are of course playing Malahide Castle this Wednesday, June 14th.

Similar to Eddie Vedder’s concert last week, it seems the increased security at gigs in Ireland is set to continue as the list of banned items at the gigs were released by promoters.

In a statement, promoters MCD warned that large backpacks will not be admitted into the gigs.

Backpacks and large bags will not be allowed in to the Malahide Castle Concerts, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be permitted into the event. Bags will be searched on entry to the event, to avoid lengthy queues MCD strongly advises that you do not bring a bag.

People who are intoxicated will also be refused entry into the gig and there will be a strict NO Alcohol Policy implemented on all public transport and private buses travelling to the venue.

The following items are also banned from the venue.

-Backpacks and large bags will not be allowed, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be permitted into the event.

-Garden furniture, deckchairs, fold up chairs or shooting sticks, umbrellas, selfie sticks, flares/fireworks, laser pens, megaphone/air horns, aerosols, spray cans, smoke & gas canisters, nitrous oxide & any associated equipment, glass, drones, Chinese lanterns, sound systems, unofficial tabards/high viz.

-Illegal/unidentifiable substances, “legal highs, herbal highs or NoS”

-Anything that can be perceived as a weapon or which could cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event.

-Professional cameras with a detachable lens, recording equipment, Go Pro’s.

-Note that catering and bar facilities are available inside the venue. NO ALCOHOL or DRINKS are permitted to be brought into the venue with the exception of water and softdrinks in sealed plastic bottles up to 500ml.

-Animals with the exception of guide dogs.

-Excessive amounts of cigarettes.

Photo Credit: Julio Enriquez