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.
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.