A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Garfield showed up to Arcade Fire's Coachella Weekend 2 gig in a dress and a wig.
Now we have some better idea what that was for.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" actor -- whose movie opened in theaters today -- appears in the first teaser for Arcade Fire's video for "We Exist." Flashes of Garfield shearing his hair and gripping his head in front of a mirror weave between footage of him nervously walking down the barricaded path that leads to the main stage at the music festival. In the latter scenes, he's wearing a white dress, with a face full of makeup.
Win Butler has said that the song "We Exist," the next single from Arcade Fire's latest album "Reflektor," is about a son telling his father that he's gay. At Coachella, the band sprung into the song with Butler intro'ing: "The right to marry anyone you want is a human rights issue."
We don't know if Garfield's character is trans, or prefers crossdressing, or if he's even the "son" in the song. But it looks like some strong messaging is on it's way.
Arcade Fire's tour and festival dates are below. Garfield hosts "Saturday Night Live" tomorrow night (May 3).
May 02 Atlanta, GA
May 04 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA
May 29 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain
May 31 Rock In Rio Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 03 Paris, France
Jun 04 Paris, France
Jun 06 London, United Kingdom
Jun 07 London, United Kingdom
Jun 09 Landgraaf, Netherlands
Jun 10 Merksem, Belgium
Jun 12 Norwegian Wood Festival Oslo, Norway
Jun 15 Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark
Jun 17 Dresden, Germany
Jun 18 Berlin, Germany
Jun 20 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
Jun 20 Southside Festival Tuttlingen, Germany
Jun 23 Rock In Roma Rome Rm, Italy
Jun 24 Verona Verona, Italy
Jun 29 Dublin Dublin, Ireland
Jul 25 Fuji Rock Niigata, Japan
Jul 30 Mountain View, CA
Aug 01 Los Angeles, CA
Aug 02 Los Angeles, CA
Aug 05 San Diego, CA
Aug 08 Seattle, WA
Aug 09 Squamish Valley Festival Squamish, Canada
Aug 11 Edmonton, Canada
Aug 12 Calgary, Canada
Aug 14 Winnipeg, Canada
Aug 17 Washington, DC
Aug 19 Mansfield, MA
Aug 20 Bangor, ME
Aug 22 Brooklyn, NY
Aug 23 Brooklyn, NY
Aug 24 Brooklyn, NY
Aug 26 Chicago, IL
Aug 27 Chicago, IL
Aug 29 Toronto, Canada
Aug 30 Montreal, Canada