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Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz Band to honor David Bowie with second line parade

The special tribute takes place in New Orleans this weekend

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    On Saturday, January 16th, Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will pay tribute to David Bowie with a second line parade through the streets of New Orleans.

    “Dress in you best Bowie outfit or something more strange and meet us at 4pm on Saturday, January 16th at Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter St., NOLA) to parade,” notes the Facebook event page.

    Arcade Fire were frequent collaborators of Bowie in the later years of his life. During a September 2005 Fashion Rocks concert, which proved to be Bowie’s penultimate live performance, he and Arcade Fire joined forces for “Wake Up”. Bowie later appeared on Arcade Fire’s 2013 album, Reflektor.

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    In a note released earlier this week, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler discussed the band’s relationship with Bowie.

    “David Bowie was one of the band’s earliest supporters and champions. He not only created the world that made it possible for our band to exist, he welcomed us into it with grace and warmth. I will take to the grave the moments we shared; talking, playing music and collaborating as some of the most profound and memorable moments of my life. A true artist even in his passing, the world is more bright and mysterious because of him, and we will continue to shout prayers into the atmosphere he created.”

    Below, watch the aforementioned performance of “Wake Up” featuring Bowie and Arcade Fire.

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