Bon Iver, Strokes, Arcade Fire Members To Play One-Off 'All-Star' Show At Basketball Game
A month ago, we found out that Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire were going to play in a charity basketball game on Sept. 20 with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes).
But now fans in attendance at the Pop vs. Jock game in Montreal will get some extra entertainment: The celebrity musicians will be playing their own halftime show.
That's right; The Butlers will team with Vernon and Fraiture to create a one-off supergroup and provide fans with a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.
One time only! POP All Star Band feat. Win & Will/Arcade Fire, Justin/Bon Iver and Nikolai/The Strokes! Sat 2:30PM, McGill Sports Complex
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) September 19, 2014
All proceeds from the Pop vs. Jock game go towards DJ Sports Club, a non-profit organization that provides sports and educational programs for kids 7 to 17 years old in the southwest borough of Montreal. Tickets can be purchased for $20 through Pop Montreal's website.
Former NBA player Brent Barry and current NBA player Matt Bonner will lead the team of "Jocks," featuring college players from the McGill Redmen and Concordia Stingers.
This year's Pop Montreal festival runs through Sept. 21. Some of the most prominent acts performing this year include Ty Segall, The Gaslight Anthem, Sun Kil Moon, Sheryl Crow, Twin Shadow, Unicorns, Panda Bear, Against Me!, Stars, Schoolboy Q, Ronnie Spector, and Deafheaven, among many others.
Tickets to the Pop vs. Jock afterparty are also available. Need a reason to go? James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem will be DJ'ing with Butler (DJ Windows 98).