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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler performs first ever concert in Washington, DC

on August 17, 2014, 11:57am

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler delivered a surprise solo performance at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel in Washington, DC on Saturday night. It marked the first time the Oscar-nominated musician performed solo without his Arcade Fire bandmates.

According to reports on Twitter, Butler performed a set comprised of entirely original material, which ArcadeFireTube described as “Violent Femmes meets Pixies.”

(Read: 10 Solo Albums We’d Like To Hear)

Arcade Fire’s tour resumes Monday night in Boston.

Arcade Fire 2014 Tour Dates:
08/19 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center &*
08/20 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion &*
08/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center ^*
08/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center ^*
08/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center @^*
08/26 – Chicago, IL @ United Center +*
08/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center +*
08/29 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre !*
08/30 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau %*

* = w/ Dan Deacon
^ = w/ The Unicorns
% = w/ Spoon
& = w/ Antibalas
! = w/ Constantines
@ = w/ Television