Last week, the Canadian band announced their tribute to the musician, requesting fans turn up wearing their “best Bowie outfit or something more strange.”
In a statement following the musician’s passing, Arcade Fire said: “David Bowie was one of the band’s earliest supporters and champions.
“He not only created the world that made it possible for our band to exist, he welcomed us into it with grace and warmth.
“We will take to the grave the moments we shared; talking, playing music and collaborating as some of the most profound and memorable moments of our lives.”
Led by frontman Win Butler and Preservation Jazz Hall Band, hundreds of fans assembled on New Orleans’ St. Peter Street where the packed streets sang Bowie’s songs – including “Oh! You Pretty Things”, “Suffragette City” and “Heroes” – in unison.
Arcade Fire joined Bowie for his penultimate live performance back in 2005 where the acts duetted on their track “Wake Up” at Radio City music hall in New York. In 2013, Bowie featured on the band’s record, Reflektor.
Bowie’s final album Blackstar reached number one in both the UK and US charts at the weekend.