Arcade Fire Pose as Shark Attack!, Play Gig Ahead of U2 Opening Slot
On July 30, concert mega giants U2 played their final show on their massive U2 360 tour, finishing up in Moncton, New Brunswick. They got Arcade Fire to open the show, making for a killer line up of music. The night before, Arcade Fire decided to play their own show. But not as Arcade Fire, but as Shark Attack! (a name that they should permanently use). Consequence of Sound reports that they played SappyFest, a small indie music festival in New Brunswick, which would’ve had no more than 1,000 lucky fans in attendance.
“ArcadeFireTube reports that the band walked out to the “Jaws” theme song and stuck to the Shark Attack! theme the entire time, with Win telling the audience that “This is our first show.” He also introduced “Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)” as “a quiet introspective song called ‘Dear God, are you there? It’s me – Margaret.’”
Awesomeness. Check out the video below.
On a related note, U2’s tour is the highest grossing of all-time, at $736,137,344 (via Gigwise). They played in front of 7.26 million people, or probably much less, given the multi-concert attending rabid fan base. U2 smashed the previous record of $558 million set by dinosaurs The Rolling Stones-asaurus.