Terry Gilliam to Direct Arcade Fire Webcast

July 27, 2010  |  1:36pm

Despite rumors that the webcast of Arcade Fire’s upcoming Madison Square Garden show will be directed by Spike Jonze, Spinner reports that the YouTube event will be spearheaded by Terry Gilliam. A member of the Monty Python collective, Gilliam also sat in the director’s chair for 12 Monkeys, Brazil, and more recently, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

The webcast for the band’s second consecutive Madison Square Garden show will be the first of five “Unstaged” performances that YouTube and American Express plan to stream in coming months. An upcoming John Legend and The Roots show is the only other performance scheduled to be broadcast on the video-sharing site at this time.

Arcade Fire fans can begin watching the band’s Aug. 5 New York performance at 10 p.m. EST. According to Consequence of Sound, YouTube users will be able to view the set from multiple camera angles and will also have the opportunity to submit photos of residential communities (otherwise known as “the suburbs”) that may or may not be featured during the performance.

Before tuning in for the live concert stream, be sure to check out Arcade Fire’s much-anticipated LP, The Suburbs, which drops two days before the webcast airs.

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