Arcade Fire will appear on Saturday Night Live for the 5th time

Arcade Fire goes to five Saturday Night Live.

The Montreal rockers have been announced as musical guests on the May 7 show, which will be hosted by actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

It’s the fifth time they’ve starred on the show under their own name, and the sixth if you’re counting when they were Mick Jagger’s backing band in 2012, a role they shared that night with Foo. fighters.

This puts them among an elite group of musical guests who have taken the stage at least five times. Others include Miley Cyrus, James Taylor, Kanye West, Rihanna and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Fellow Canadian Neil Young performed the show four times, while Paul Simon was the musical guest 14 times during his career.

Arcade Fire is preparing to release their new album “WE”, which will be released the day before their SNL appearance.

The group also recently announced that they will replace the Foo Fighters at the Osheaga festival in Montreal on July 29.