Talking Heads - David Byrne Joins Arcade Fire As Dracula At Final New York Gig

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne surprised concert-goers at Arcade Fire's gig in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday (24Aug14) by dressing up as Dracula to perform a spooky collaboration.

The Canadian rockers have been paying tribute to the Big Apple's punk scene at each of their shows at the Barclays Center, inviting New York Dolls' David Johansen to appear as his quirky alter ego Buster Poindexter and perform his catchy 1987 hit Hot Hot Hot during Friday's set (22Aug14), and introducing Marky Ramone to the stage on Saturday (23Aug14) for renditions of the Ramones tracks I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement and I Wanna Be Sedated.

Arcade Fire, who are known for dressing up onstage, continued the trend on Sunday as they closed out their three-night residency, with frequent collaborator Byrne joining in the fun by donning white face paint and red lipstick and wearing a tuxedo to belt out a cover of Suicide's 1979 release Dream Baby Dream.

He wasn't the only famous face to make an appearance at the show - director Spike Jonze, who has also previously worked with Arcade Fire, wore a giant papier-mache model of frontman Will Butler's head and crowdsurfed during the song Normal Person.


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