Arcade Fire, Preservation Hall Jazz Band Celebrate David Bowie at New Orleans Second Line Parade

Win Butler Arcade Fire david bowie second line parade new orleans jan 2016
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Win Butler of Arcade Fire takes part in a second line honoring David Bowie through the French Quarter on January 16, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz Band held a second line parade Saturday (Jan. 16) in New Orleans to memorialize music and fashion icon David Bowie.

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Multiple media outlets report that hundreds of fans, many of who came dressed in their best Bowie outfits, marched with the bands performing Bowie's music.

Bowie died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

The Times-Picayune has reported that the parade came about in conversations between Preservation Hall creative director Ben Jaffe and Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Regine Chassagne. By chance, the group of musicians had been rehearsing Bowie's "Modern Love" together.

"It was a lot of fun to get together and riff on it, and I thought maybe we could play a couple songs at the Hall, and it was really Win and Regine who said we need to parade," Jaffe said. "That's the way Bowie would want us to celebrate. He would want people out in the street dancing."

Watch a couple fan-filmed video clips of them leading the crowd on Bowie's "Heroes" below.