Dublin: 4 °C Friday 26 February, 2021

Arcade Fire turned up to Whelan's in Dublin last night and banged out a tune on stage

The best after party.

ARCADE FIRE PLAYED Malahide Castle last night, ably supported by Colombian electro band Bombo Estéreo.

The weather held good and it was everything Arcade Fire fans had hoped it would be:

Arcade Fire 💚

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But that’s not the gig everyone is talking about this morning.

Straight after they were done, Arcade Fire headed into Whelan’s for a secret after party – and got up on stage to bang out a tune

For those who happened to be there, it was a (mostly unexpected) treat

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Happy enough to get up on stage even after their set in Malahide – and play their new song Creature Comfort

This is the kind of after party that gets talked about for years to come

If you can’t see the video, click here

Session on


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When one gig of Arcade Fire per day isn't enough #aftershow

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But at times like these, it’s easy to only focus on the lucky people who happened to witness this secret gig. Spare a thought for the rest who decided to go home/stayed in. They’re the real victims

WHELAND Source: @_Banhanna

A stark realisation

It’s not every Wednesday night that Aracde Fire are playing an intimate gig in Whelan’s

Unexpected #arcadefire at Whelan's on a Wednesday... 💥

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caught the arcade fire aftershow nbd

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With Win Butler himself doing a DJ set after


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