In homage to one of the funkiest artists to come out of Minnesota, Arcade Fire covered Prince's 1981 song 'Controversy' at their Target Center concert on Saturday night. Minneapolis was the band's second stop on their 'Reflektor' tour following the Louisville tour opener earlier in the week. Stereogum reports that the Prince cover was on the original setlist for the Louisville show but the band decided to play 'The Last Time' from The Rolling Stones instead.
Perhaps in an effort to stir up the, well, 'Controversy', frontman Win Butler also reportedly sported a digital box on his head that displayed the face of Prince in addition to another Minnesotan, Rep. Michele Bachmann:
Win Butler during Controversy. The box on his head first displayed Prince, then local nutter Michele Bachmann. pic.twitter.com/MC6bDgTZVI— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) March 9, 2014
The band based out of Montreal, Canada also included snippets of Lady Gaga’s ‘Do What U Want,’ Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ throughout their set. Here's the complete setlist in case you were curious: