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Arcade Fire Bring We to Saturday Night Live

It was the band's fifth appearance on the show
Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire hit the Saturday Night Live stage for the first time since 2018, treating fans to tracks off their just-released album We. The group performed “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” (with an assist from inflatable tubes and “The Lightning I, II.” As the credits rolled, they also played “End of the Empire I-IV.”

The appearance marked the band’s fifth time playing SNL, following performances in 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2018.


Arcade Fire’s We is “a project of resolute, zeitgeisty grandeur.” Read SPIN‘s review of the album here. On Friday, the band announced a world tour to support the heady new record with support from Beck and Feist. See the full list of dates below.

Arcade Fire 2022 Tour Dates:

Aug. 30: Dublin (3Arena)
Sept. 2: Birmingham, England (Utility Arena)
Sept. 3: Manchester, England (AO Arena)
Sept. 5: Glasgow (OVO Hydro)
Sept. 8: London (The O2)
Sept. 11: Lille, France (Zenith)
Sept. 12: Antwerp, Belgium (Sportpaleis)
Sept. 14: Cologne, Germany (Lanxess Arena)
Sept. 15: Paris (Accor Arena)
Sept. 17: Milan (Mediolanum Forum)
Sept. 18: Munich (Olymphiahalle)
Sept. 21: Madrid (WiZink Center)
Sept. 22-23: Lisbon (Campo Pequeno)
Sept. 25: Bordeaux, France (Arkea Arena)
Sept. 26: Nantes, France (Zenith de Nantes)
Sept. 28: Amsterdam (Ziggo Dome)
Sept. 29: Berlin (Mercedes-Benz Arena)
Oct. 1: Warsaw (COS Torwar)
Oct. 28: Washington, D.C. (The Anthem)
Nov. 1: Camden, N.J. (Waterfront Music Pavilion)
Nov. 4: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
Nov. 8: Boston (MGM Fenway Music Hall)
Nov. 10: Uncasville, Ct. (Mohegan Sun)
Nov. 12: Chicago (United Center)
Nov. 13: Minneapolis (The Armory)
Nov. 16: Los Angeles (Kia Forum)
Nov. 19: San Francisco (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
Nov. 22: Seattle (Climate Pledge Arena)
Nov. 25: Vancouver (Rogers Arena)
Nov. 27: Edmonton, Alberta (Rogers Place)
Dec. 1: Toronto (Scotiabank Arena)