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Arcade Fire, The National's Matt Beringer Collaborated for 'Wake Up' at NYE Show

by William Hoffman   Jan 4, 2016 09:55 AM EST

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For those with deep pocket books and a passion for helping those in Haiti, musical and life partners Win Butler and Régine Chassagne performed a slew of songs at an exclusive event New Year's Eve joined by El VY and The National lead singer Matt Berninger.

According to ArcadeFireTube, the duo played at the St. Regis Aspen Resort for the Midnight Masquerade fundraiser benefitting Artists For Peace And Justice, a charity benefitting Hattian communities through education, healthcare and the arts.

The married couple was joined by the Haitian group Zing Experience for the 10-song set with Berninger coming on to sing the group's break out tune "Wake Up" with Chassagne on grand piano. While video of the event hasn't surfaced publically, it must have been quite the site to see as three folk-rock masterminds came together for a fantastic song.

However, fans had to pay top dollar to get in, $1,500 to be precise. So for that kind of money the audience better get something special. Of course, the fact that it all goes to a good cause helps too.

Arcade Fire New Year's Eve Setlist:

"Rebellion (Lies)"
"Rococo"
"To the Haitian Nurses Lost"
"Haïti"
"Ma Woule"
"Rara"
"Here Comes The Night Time"
"Wake Up" (Feat. Matt Berninger)
"Porno"
"The Suburbs"
"D'yer Mak'er" (Led Zeppelin cover)

There's not much indication the trio have played in the past, but Berninger has previously talked of his admiration for Arcade Fire, calling them a band that will be hugely influential for the band's ability to speak to the hearts of its fans. Berninger has also jokingly trashed the band in a sketch for the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang!. Is it too soon to start speculating a collaborative album?

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