Arcade Fire have favored the element of surprise on the release cycle of their sixth studio album, WE. In mid-March, they played a Ukraine benefit concert in their adopted hometown of New Orleans on one night's notice and followed it up the same week with news of their forthcoming record — due out May 6 via Columbia — and the release of "Lightning I, II," their first official single in nearly five years. On April 1, they headlined the first night of the 2022 NCAA March Madness Music Festival (pictured above). And today, they slid without fanfare into the Friday, April 15 Coachella 2022 lineup.
The group's set is scheduled to run 6:45–7:45 p.m. Pacific time at the Indio, California festival's Mojave Tent. A representative for the band confirmed to The FADER that they will indeed play tomorrow but that they will not repeat their performance on the festival's second weekend.
Arcade Fire is not the Coachella organizers' only late addition: Last week, the Weeknd came on as a headliner and Swedish House Mafia were promoted to co-headliners, joining Billie Eilish and Harry Styles at the top of the bill after Kanye West dropped out of the festival on short notice.