Wednesday 1 April 2015

Arcade Fire show solidarity with Sinead O'Connor by ripping up photo of Miley Cyrus on stage

Published 30/06/2014 | 13:11

Arcade Fire showed their solidarity with Sinead O' Connor in a bizarre enactment on-stage last night at their Dublin concert.

In between songs, a man dressed as the Pope with a giant papier-mâché head came on stage holding a photograph of the singer Miley Cyrus, who was involved in a high-profile feud with Sinead O'Connor earlier this year.

Sinead's classic hit 'Nothing Compares To You', the song that ignited the feud, was played to the crowd and as they sang along, the Pope caricature tore up the photograph of Cyrus to cheers from the audience.

The feud began when Cyrus described her video for the song 'Wrecking Ball' as "the more modern" version of 'Nothing Compares To You'. In response, O'Connor penned Cyrus an open letter warning her of the pitfalls of the music industry, starting a much-publicised feud between the two which played out through Twitter, O' Connors blog, television and the media.

Arcade Fire also paid homage to Ireland as their announcer declared his support for the brief intermission as Gaeilge, adding "Nach raibh sé sin go brea?"

 

Irish Independent

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