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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: