Arcade Fire mocks deadmau5 during St. Louis concert

on April 28, 2014, 10:21am

Last week, deadmau5 unleashed a vicious Twitter tirade against Arcade Fire stemming from Win Butler’s shout-out to “all the bands still playing actual instruments” during Coachella.

“arcade fire needs to settle down. some dudes devote their lives to instruments, others to electronic composition by cpu, dafuqs yer problem?” deadmau5 wrote. “if i wanna watch real artists perform, id pick the opera before wasting a fucking minute of my life with arcade fire. #do youevenscorebro?”

Last night, Arcade Fire responded to the mouse head-wearing EDM superstar in the most Arcade Fire way possible: by bringing him out on stage. More specifically, they displayed deadmau5′s mouse head on an LCD screen while performing their cutting rock anthem, “Normal Person”. You know, the song that begins with the lyrics, “Do you and like rock ‘n’ roll music?”

Update: The band also displayed the image of disgraced Missouri congressman Todd Akin (the guy who said women who are victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant). Watch video below (via @solace).

With the appearance, deadmau 5 joins Rob Ford, George W. Bush, and Michele Bachmann among the select group to be “honored” on-stage by Arcade Fire. Something tells me this is not the last we’ve written about this feud.

Thanks to Oliver for the tip…


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May 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

I have read so many articles concerning the blogger lovers however this post is genuinely a
nice article, keep it up.

April 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

A laptop ISN’T an instrument and EDM is a fad, like disco that came before it, and both are terrible.

Rose (@5432142)
April 29, 2014 at 3:55 am

Wasn’t Reflektor produced by James Murphy? Maybe Butler should try pulling that shit on him.

April 29, 2014 at 1:33 am

win butler is a nasty piece of work. real hipster scum

April 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

arcade fire….get over yourselves

Mike W in Austin
April 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

They mock DJS, yet they have a DJ (Kid Koala) opening for them. #irony

April 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Mike W,

The difference is Kid Koala uses 3 turntables and no headphones to mix live, Win was poking fun if laptop DJs

April 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

They brought up Rick Santorum during Normal Person at the Pittsburgh show too.


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