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Arcade Fire Performs Surprise Show In Haiti!

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What an unbelievable gesture! This band deserves all the accolades they've received this year!

Arcade Fire performed an intimate, surprise show for fans in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on Tuesday night, on top of raising over $1 million for post-earthquake relief for the devastated country!

Sources claim the band, whose singer, Régine Chassagne, is the daughter of Haitian immigrants, performed their own hits Keep the Car Running, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), and Haiti, as well as covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, and Cyndi Lauper tracks!

Truly amazing! We're sure this meant the WORLD to not only their fans down there, but the entire community!

You guys should be EXTREMELY proud of all of your efforts! We certainly are!

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9 comments to “Arcade Fire Performs Surprise Show In Haiti!”

  1. Heh says – reply to this


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    Yeah I'm sure they have a huge Haitian following, that show was for everyone but the Haitians much like everything else going on there right now



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    That is some stupid thing to do, I hardly doubt they need their music or know who they are. Even before the earthqquake, I hardly doubt that the people even had internet connection, Haiti is on the most poor countries in the world, they need volunteers to help rebuild, not go sing in a language they don't understand. Anyways, on a side note, nothing still seems to be rebuilt, where is that money really going? Maybe they should inverstigate, bet whoever is handling all that cash is living the life like the guy who was handling the Madonna school project.



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    Well first off, fuck the first two comments because I don't see you guys going down there volunteering or raising a million dollars to help Haiti. They're doing what they can do. I personally think its very kind of them. I'm sure some people down there have heard of them.

    ANYWAYS. So proud of Canadian Bands!



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    Re: diamondheart – Their song Haiti is a french song you twat. Regine's parents are from Haiti, and Montreal, where Arcade Fire are from, has the biggest Haitian population outside of the country. They are visiting the country in support of their charity, to make sure the money is properly handled. They should be applauded for their efforts, which is definitively more than what you are doing.



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    Re: gilliandawe91 – oh ffuck ypu bitch, I have been in Haity asswipe, go fuck yourself or better yet, just off yourself, the world would be much better without YOU!



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    Re: diamondheart
    Haitians are not morons. You can like a song even if you don't understand all the words. And Arcade Fire is a world phenomenon.
    And they did have internet before the quake, (And some still do. That's how they send news to their families all over the world.)
    And yes, like the other guy said: why don't you donate money ? I know I did.



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    Re: Gulpeg – shut your ugly butthole of a mouth skanky whore



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    Re: curiousred – finish reading what I wrote, then try to speak



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    Re: diamondheart – Been to Haiti? Sure you have. You can't even spell it right.

    Arcade Fire have been to Haiti numerous times, and do have a presence there. They're friends with a number of local artists, and have a lot of contacts there. Régine Chassagne speaks and sings in French primarily. They've donated an enormous amount of their time, money and effort to development schemes and relief efforts, and their association with Partners In Health goes back years. As for "inverstigating" where the money is going, PIH is one of the most transparent and effective organisations of its kind. You'd know that if you did your homework on them - which Arcade Fire have, I assure you.

    This show was mainly for NGO workers in Port Au Prince. The band have performed at least twice since, in far more remote areas like Cange, free and outdoors. Neither of those performances have received nearly as much coverage.

    Maybe before mouthing off about them, you might have bothered looking into what they're actually about so you wouldn't look so nakedly ignorant.