What’s Hot: Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs Arcade Fire

When you think of rock-and-roll, the first thing that comes to mind usually isn’t a full orchestra.  But this weekend the Seattle Rock Orchestra will perform a tribute to the rock band Arcade Fire.

The groundbreaking performance will not only include a reprise of the critically acclaimed 2009 performance which highlighted the band’s debut album, Funeral, but also its sophomore album, Neon Bible, making for a high-energy, dance-heavy evening perfect for Seattleites of all musical tastes.

The exhilarating evening performance will feature vocals from heavy-hitters such as Benjamin Verdoes of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Chris Cunningham of Ravenna Woods and Ian Williams of The Thoughts.

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Referring to itself as the “coolest orchestra in town,” the SRO has been blending the vastly different worlds of rock-and-roll and orchestral music since 2008. No Seattleite should miss this thrilling performance that is sure to be talked about for years to come.

Where: Neptune Theatre (1303 Northeast 45th St., Seattle)

When: Saturday, Aug. 25; Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m.

How Much: $20 advance, $23 day of the show