Arcade Fire to Play ‘Colbert Report’
Indie-rock giants Arcade Fire will appear on The Colbert Report this Monday, October 21st, a representative for Comedy Central confirmed to Rolling Stone. The group will be promoting its upcoming fourth LP Reflektor and will perform as the Reflektors. Stephen Colbert will also interview the group.
The band began promoting their forthcoming release in late September with an appearance on Saturday Night Live, where the heavily made-up Montrealers played Reflektor’s disco-inflected eponymous cut and a moody, new-wave-y track called “Afterlife.” That night, the group premiered a star-studded NBC special, Arcade Fire in Here Comes the Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola, which featured the Reflektor cuts “Here Comes the Night Time,” “We Exist” and “Normal Person” amid cameos by Zach Galifianakis, Bono, Ben Stiller, Aziz Ansari, Michael Cera and more. The group filmed the special in Montreal for about 100 lucky fans (give or take a celeb) last September at a gig they put on under the nom-de-rock “the Reflektors.”
The group has also booked a series of upcoming shows using the the Reflektors name in Brooklyn, Miami and Los Angeles. Arcade Fire will also appear at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California, alongside Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Tom Waits, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack Johnson and Elvis Costello.