Arcade Fire performed in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday, and decided to keep the concert going with a post-show jam session.
As NME reports, after the show ended, front man Win Butler and the band headed into the lobby of the venue, Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, and gave fans a bonus performance, jamming out for a small but appreciate audience — even handing out water to those in the foyer.
“They used to do this all the time when they were starting out,” noted one fan on Reddit (via NME). “I think they were still doing it during ‘Neon Bible’ a bit. They’d all go out to the lobby and start jamming as people left. It was awesome.”
Another Reddit user added: “Livin what they’re preachin! Connect, experience, savour those moments with your community and friends, and make damn good music. I’m really hoping they’ll pop up into some smaller venues in the NA tour. Their Roundhouse gig in London felt like this.”
One of the fans in attendance shared this video of the impromptu performance on YouTube:
The Montreal-based band is gearing up for the release of their upcoming album, “Everything Now” — their first album since 2013’s “Reflektor” — which is slated to drop on July 28.
Meanwhile, the band is performing in the UK and Europe ahead of their upcoming “Infinite Content Tour”, which will see them joined by an array of opening acts including Broken Social Scene, Angel Olsen, Wolf Parade, Phantogram and others.
You can check out the band’s complete tour schedule right here.