Arcade Fire Debut New Songs on ‘SNL,’ After-Show Special

Arcade Fire SNL New Songs: Rockers

Band premiere four new tracks on 'SNL,' 'Arcade Fire Special'

Arcade Fire kicked off the 39th season of “SNL” in a big way Saturday night.

The Grammy-winning rockers performed their new single “Reflektor” on the Tina Fey-hosted premiere, followed by a new song called “Afterlife” before returning for a 30 minute “Arcade Fire Special,” in which the band premiered three additional songs in a somewhat choreographed (and star-studded) concert.

Directed by Roman Coppola, the “Arcade Fire Special” featured the band performing in a tiny night club, plus cameos from James Franco, Ben Stiller, Bono, Michael Cera, Bill Hader and Zach Gilifianakis.

Earlier in the night, the band also appeared in an “SNL” skit dubbed “New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?”

Watch videos below:

“Afterlife”

“Reflektor”

Sketch: “New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?”

Post-“SNL” Arcade Fire Concert

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    1. Funkhowser says:

      It was a cool show. NBC should turn the 30 mins following SNL over to Lorne Michaels and that week’s music act to program how they choose (a la Arcade Fire or a straight out performance). Sure beats the 30 min paid program that usually follows SNL.

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