Exclusive: Arcade Fire Play Surprise Show in Haiti

Check out a gallery of photos from the band's performance in Port-au-Prince

March 30, 2011 4:45 PM ET
Exclusive: Arcade Fire Play Surprise Show in Haiti
Photograph by Lee Celano

Fresh off their Grammy and Juno victories, Arcade Fire played a surprise show on March 29th at the Hotel Oloffson in earthquake-battered Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Rolling Stone was on hand to document the intimate, highly emotional gig, which included covers of songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones and Cyndi Lauper as well as their own hits "Keep the Car Running," "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" and of course, "Haiti."

Exclusive Photos: Arcade Fire Perform in Haiti

Haiti is a very important place to the Canadian band. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Régine Chassagne is the daughter of Haitian immigrants, and the group have raised over $1 million for post-earthquake relief efforts there.

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

“Love Is the Answer”

Utopia | 1977

The message of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" proved to be a universal and long-lasting one, which Utopia revisited 10 years later on this ballad. "From a lyrical standpoint, it's part of a whole class of songs that I write, which are about filial love," Todd Rundgren explained. "I'm not a Christian, but it's called Christian love, the love that people are supposed to naturally feel because we are all of the same species. That may be mythical, but it's still a subject." Though "Love Is the Answer" wasn't a hit, a cover version two years later by England Dan & John Ford Coley peaked at Number Ten on the Billboard singles chart.

More Song Stories entries »