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Arcade Fire to Stream Madison Square Garden Gig on YouTube


Fans that are unable to get to one of the Arcade Fire’s two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden next month need not worry. The Aug. 5 performance by the Quebec-based indie giants will be streamed live on YouTube.

Following in the footsteps of bands like U2 and the National, Arcade Fire are promoting the event with a new video trailer. The clip features a snippet of a previously-unheard new track, ‘Rococco,’ which will be found on their upcoming third album, ‘The Suburbs.’

The band’s married co-leaders, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, appear as puppets in the trailer, which was rumored to have been directed by Spike Jonze. This conflicts a report by the Vine that the trailer was the work of Montreal-based production company Clyde Henry.

The webcast itself will be directed by “a well-known, as-yet-unnamed luminary” according to Gorilla vs. Bear. Whether or not it’ll be Jonze — who got his start helming videos by the Breeders and Weezer — is anybody’s guess, but with the show just a few weeks away, official word should follow soon.

Untitled from Arcade Fire on Vimeo.