Arcade Fire Announced as SNL Musical Guests
Arcade Fire will return to Saturday Night Live on May 7. The band will perform as musical guests during the Benedict Cumberbatch-hosted episode. The upcoming SNL slot will mark the group’s fifth appearance on the show; they previously performed on the program in 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2018. Find the announcement below.
On Friday night (April 15), Arcade Fire played a headlining slot at Coachella 2022. The will release their new album WE on May 6, the day before their SNL appearance. The follow-up to 2017’s Everything Now was produced by Nigel Godrich, Win Butler, and Régine Chassagne. So far, Arcade Fire have shared lead single “The Lightning I, II,” along with a music video directed by Emily Kai Bock. Shortly after announcing WE, Will Butler revealed that he left the group after the recording of the new album.
Read Pitchfork’s track review of “The Lightning I, II.”