Arcade Fire took over Dulbin’s 3ARENA on Friday for the first night of a six-show run through the British Isles. After starting off their encore with a rendition of the Everything Now track “We Don’t Deserve Love”, the indie-rock giants led the crowd through a singalong of “Linger”, the 1993 hit by Ireland natives The Cranberries.
Arcade Fire offered up a few lines from the Cranberries favorite before meandering into the reprise of “Everything Now”. Once that section came to a close, the band invited Preservation Hall Jazz Band to help them finish strong with their perennial show-stopper “Wake Up.”
Arcade Fire – “Linger” > “Everything Now (Continued) & “Wake up”
While the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has teamed up with Arcade Fire on numerous occasions, the “Linger” tease was a new offering from the group that was undoubtedly inspired by the recent passing of singer Dolores O’Riordan. The Cranberries frontwoman, who led the Irish rock band for nearly three decades, died unexpectedly in January at the age of 46. As of now, her cause of death remains unknown.