Arcade Fire are known to be an eccentric band, but their list of demands ahead of their upcoming appearance on “The Late Show” may be a little much.
Host Stephen Colbert tweeted out the promotional demands sent to the show’s producers by the band. He didn’t seem impressed.
Some highlights include: “The band will need every dressing room on the floor, starting at 10 a.m. and kept secure until one hour after they leave the building. Other guests should not be in the same hallway or area as the band.”
And, “No one should speak to band member Richard Reed Parry (tall, red hair) for any reason, even if he speaks to them first.
Cryptically adding, “One package vegan hot dogs (NO OTHER FOOD OR DRINK).”
It’s possible everyone is in on a joke, but one demand for a dress code for the first three rows of the audience do match up with rules Arcade Fire outlined ahead of the recent launch concert for new album “Everything Now”.
“Our dress code is HIP AND TRENDY as if you are going to a concert or night out with friends! ” the notice said.
“PLEASE DO NOT WEAR shorts, large logos, flip flops, tank tops, crop tops, baseball hats, solid white or red clothing,” they listed. “We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.”
The dress code for the concert was nixed, but the band has recently mounted some other fun stunts, including releasing a T-shirt line spoofing Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s controversial shirts, as well as a spoof website reviewing fictional reviews of their album.
Tune in Aug. 3 for Arcade Fire’s appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Global TV.