Arcade Fire Member Joins The National On Stage In London

    The National are currently undertaking a residency at the cavernous Brixton Academy in London, and the Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry joined the band for a number of songs at their show last night (Nov. 30). Parry is in the city to perform with his other band later in the week.


    According to this report on Gigwise, Parry helped flesh out “Anyone’s Ghost” and “Sorrow” by the group, and Matt Berninger even joked that the Arcade Fire were set to play a secret show in London later that night. “This is our friend Richie. He’s got a little gig at the Barfly later tonight,” Berninger said from the stage. Fortunately, it seems no one was fooled. 


    The set list (via NME) for the show looked like this:


    The Runaway

    Anyone’s Ghost

    Secret Meaning

    29 Years

    Squalor Victoria

    Afraid Of Everyone

    Bloodbuzz Ohio



    Cardinal Song

    Conversation 16


    Apartment Story


    Daughters Of The Soho Riots


    Fake Empire

    Lucky You

    Mr November

    Terrible Love

    Vanderlylle Crybaby Geeks