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Watch: Arcade Fire cover the Back to the Future theme song

on August 12, 2014, 11:13am

Arcade Fire found themselves in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday night, home to musicians such as Mac DeMarco and Black Stone Cherry. However, when it came time for the evening’s cover song, Win Butler and co. chose not to perform a song local to the region. Rather, they looked to Hill Valley, California for inspiration.

During their encore, the band covered Huey Lewis & the News’ classic “Back in Time”, one of the themes penned for Back to the Future. Will Butler handled lead for the performance, before his brother Win took over and transitioned the band into “Here Comes the Night Time”. Watch the fan-shot footage below.

Update: As several commenters have noted, the cover was a tribute to Edmonton-born Michael J. Fox, star of Back to the Future.

Fingers crossed Arcade Fire covers this song when they play Chicago:

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Anonymous
August 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Maybe I’m way out to lunch, but I’m pretty sure Trevor Dunn is not from fucking Edmonton. You morons need to stop pretending you like good music with outlandish name dropping. Seriously, the only way you could have come to the conclusion that Dunn was “from” Edmonton was to have done a piss poor google search to flex your oh so impressive Mac Demarco knowledge. Good work! You found a realtor named Trevor Dunn. Why didn’t the Arcade Fires cover his latest house sale????? GO OILERS! That’s how you do it. Keep trying bros!

Stefan
August 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

Michael J. Fox is, of course, is from Edmonton. You’d think a place that seems to hang its credibility solely upon the fact that they have the esteemed qualifications of writing 10 page long Ghostbuster think pieces, because they were born in the 80’s, that this would be their bread and butter and a time to really shine and show some glimmer of proficiency and relevance… You guys coulda nailed this one! Oh well, lets just curl up to a warm fire instead and listen to the Northern Canadian jams of one Mr. Trevor Dunn:)

Alex Young
August 13, 2014 at 10:02 am

I got the Trevor Dunn info from Wiki, and clearly didn’t put two and two together that there are two Trevor Dunns in music. Sorry.

Also: unlike some of my colleagues, I’m not a Back to the Future expert. :p

Robert Palmer Plore (@R_PalmerPlore)
August 12, 2014 at 11:27 am

Is it fall yet? I can’t wait to see all the Foo Fighters covers so they can keep themselves in the headlines much like Hack White and Arcade Fuego.

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