The idea of highly admired indie outfit Arcade Fire sharing a bill with Las Vegas veteran Céline Dion may raise a few eyebrows in the alternative music community, but when the unlikely pairing is for a good cause all pretentious snobbery can be put aside for at least one evening (above image not withstanding).
As reported by CBC News, The two Canadian musical acts are headlining a bill completely comprised of performers from Quebec, Canada for a benefit concert in memory of Denis Blanchette. Blanchette, a 48 year old lighting technician, was fatally shot while working the Parti Québécois victory party earlier this month by a suspect who was trying to enter the venue through the back entry.
The benefit concert is to raise money for Blanchette’s young daughter. For those unable to attend the event but still wanting to contribute, donations can be made at the Metropolis’ website. The coming together of Arcade Fire and Céline Dion should hopefully pull in a sizeable and diverse crowd, helping spread the message of this worthy cause.