Florence + The Machine sings ‘Dog Days Are Over’ with Arcade Fire, says was inspired by Funeral album

Florence + The Machine sings ‘Dog Days Are Over‘ with Arcade Fire, says was inspired by band’s Funeral album

As if seeing an Arcade Fire concert at Wembley Arena wasn’t enough last night, fans who were there were also treated to live performances by both Florence + The Machine, and Boy George.

Mid-way through the concert, the Canadian indie rock band brought out Florence from Florence + The Machine to perform that band’s ‘Dog Days Are Over‘.

Interestingly too, after her performance was over, Florence got onto Twitter where she confessed ‘Dog Days Are Over‘ was inspired by Arcade Fire’s hit album Funeral.

When I was writing this song, I would go to Isa’s studio after art school, (cycling up Crystal Palace hill which takes some dedication) I had been listening to an album called Funeral. And I wanted to at least try and make something that could be in any way as beautiful.

She went on in a second tweet:

..I don’t know if I succeeded, but to play it with them last night was a dream come true. @arcadefire changed the way I wanted to make music and I will be forever grateful to them x.

I’ll bet that made Arcade Fire’s night!

Cool things weren’t finished during Arcade Fire’s London Wembley Arena concert however as, during the encore, they must have decided they needed something equally as spectacular to finish off the gig.

That came in the form of Boy George with his iconic song ‘Karma Chameleon‘.

It was the band’s third and final concert in London. What a way to end the three-date run, eh?

Arcade Fire are currently in the midst of a European tour, the Infinite Content Tour, to support their fifth studio album Everything Now. Soon after its release last year, the title track from the album hit the number one spot on the Adult Alternative Songs, the first Arcade Fire single to ever do so, and gave a boost again to the indie band’s popularity.

Tonight, Arcade Fire will perform in Birmingham, England followed by a concert tomorrow night in Glasgow, Scotland.

The band then continues on to Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal France, Netherlands, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. They hit my area of the world, Vienna, Austria, on June 18th, performing at Stadthalle, before going on to Romania, back to Germany, and then finally back to the U.S.

Arcade Fire’s North American portion of the Infinite Content Tour kicks off on July 7th in Clarkston, Michigan.

Now watch Florence, from Florence + The Machine, performing with Arcade Fire, along with Boy George in the videos below (second Florence video has the full performance).

Now that is a concert I would have liked to have seen.

Related: Florence + The Machine’s ‘Wish You Were Here‘ is other-worldly beautiful

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.