Arcade Fire is playing Madison Square Garden tonight, but in the spirit of infinite content, that isn’t the only place you’ll find them. After the show, frontman Will Butler is hosting a Disco Town Hall meant to get people politically motivated. Whether you’re feeling guilty that you totally blanked on Primary Day or you just want to watch members of Arcade Fire play a relatively tiny club (Nublu in the East Village), you’ll want to jump on this $5 ticket.
Butler’s Disco Town Halls, occurring after select shows during this tour, are meant to “engage Arcade Fire fans (and others!) with local organizations, activists, and politicians engaged in helping the vulnerable and empowering communities.” Tonight Melody Lee of the Katal Center and City Council member Brad Lander will talk about closing the hellhole that is Rikers Island.
DiBlasio this year backed the idea of closing the jail (but the plan is too slow! In 10 years!) https://t.co/jUmnZ6qc5q
— Will Butler (@butlerwills) September 12, 2017
After that, Butler will perform solo, as will Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld alongside drummer Jeremy Gara (the two recently played on each other’s solo albums). And then, we’re told, they’ll do some DJing. All of that for $5 and tickets are still available? And $1 out of each ticket goes toward Partners in Health, which brings healthcare to the needy? As Arcade Fire would say, “Good God Damn.”