Arcade Fire's Win Butler to Join Rolling Stones in Montreal

Singer will sit in with the rockers Sunday at the Bell Centre

Win Butler of Arcade Fire, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.
John Shearer/WireImage; Kevin Winter/Getty Images
June 7, 2013 3:10 PM ET

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler will be the latest guest singer to join the Rolling Stones on their "50 and Counting" tour when he sits in this Sunday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Stones made the announcement just before noon this morning on Twitter, and Arcade Fire quickly followed suit.

Taylor Swift Joins Rolling Stones for 'As Tears Go By'

So far this spring, the Stones' guests have included Katy Perry on "Beast of Burden," Tom Waits for "Little Red Rooster," Sheryl Crow on "All Down the Line" and Dave Grohl, who sang and played guitar on "Bitch." Earlier this week, Taylor Swift helped Mick Jagger sing "As Tears Go By" in Chicago.

It's anyone's guess what Sunday's selection will be, but Butler has worked before with the Stones singer: Arcade Fire backed Jagger on "The Last Time" in May 2012 when he hosted and was the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live.

Arcade Fire are currently working on the follow-up album to their 2010 album The Suburbs. The new album, on which the band has collaborated with James Murphy, is expected later this year.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »