Arcade Fire headlined the 2020 Kanaval Ball in New Orleans on Friday night, marking their first live performance in early two years.

Founded in 2018 by Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne and Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe, the Kanaval Ball celebrates the shared cultural traditions of Haiti and New Orleans. Proceeds from the event benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation’s educational work in New Orleans and Arcade Fire’s KANPE Foundation and its support of cultural and social initiatives in Haiti.

Arcade Fire’s 11-song set kicked off with a collaborative performance of “Everything Now” with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. They continued playing like “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)”, “Rebellion (Lies)”, “Haiti” and “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”.

Check out the setlist and watch fan shot footage of the night below.


Everything Now (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Rebellion (Lies)
Here Comes the Night Time
Electric Blue
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Creature Comfort
Wake Up (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)