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.