Arcade Fire

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The Arcade Fire
The Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is a popular Indie rock group which was formed by the duo Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. Their debut album Funeral spent more than 4 months in the Irish top 30 albums.

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About

Indie rock band Arcade Fire began on 2003 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Created by a married couple, Win Butler and Regie Chassagne. Butler’s brother William Butler (precussion), Tim Kingsbury (bass), Sarah Neufeld, Jeremy Gara and Richard Parry (organ) were added to the band.

Win Butler saw Chassagne singing jazz at Concordia University where they became inseparable. From then on, Arcade Fire became larger. They were a fuse of punk, classic and bossa nova. The band started working at the studios, where tragedies arouse. Butler’s grandfather, Parry’s aunt aunt and Chassagne’s grandmother passed away continuously. In 2004, Chassagne and Win got married. Later that year, their debut album, Funeral, was issued. In 2007, Arcade Fire’s follow-up album, Neon Bible, was released.

Awards & Certifications

Awards

Year Award Category
2005 ASCAP College Vanguard Award for "Funeral"
2005 PLUG Independent Music Award New Artist of the Year
2005 PLUG Independent Music Award Album Art/Packaging of the Year for "Funeral"
2005 CASBY Music Award Favourite New Artist
2005 CASBY Music Award Favourite New Album for "Funeral"
2006 PLUG Independent Music Award Live Act of the Year
2006 Indie Award XM Satellite Radio Favourite Album for "Funeral"
2006 Indie Award Favourite Video for "Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)"
2006 Juno Award Songwriter of the Year for "Wake Up", "Rebellion (Lies)", "Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)"

Certifications

Year Album Certification
2007 Neon Bible Certified Platinum in Canada

Chart Toppers

Year Title Hot Modern Rock Tracks Album
2007 Keep The Car Running 32 Neon Bible

News

Tours & Concerts

North American Tour

06/01 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre

06/02 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre

Summer 2007 Festivals

06/23 - Scheeßel, Germany - Hurricane Festival

06/24 - Tuttlingen, Germany - Southside Festival

06/27 - Arendal, Norway (Tromøy) - Hovefestivalen

07/30 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air St. Gallen

07/03 - Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock

07/05 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival

07/07 - Kinross, Scotland - Balado Park - T In The Park

07/08 - Ireland - Oxegen Festival

07/11 - Ferrara, Italy - Piazza Castello - Bands Apart Festival

07/13 - Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain - Summercase Festival

07/14 - Viñas Viejas, Boadilla del Monte - Madrid, Spain - Summercase Festival

07/15 - Southwold, Suffolk, UK - Henham Park - Latitude Festival

07/18 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourvière

07/22 - Nimes, France - Festival De Nimes

08/24 - Paris, France - Rock En Seine

08/25 - Reading, England - Reading Festival

08/26 - Leeds, England - Leeds Festival

Announcements

Discography

Albums

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Trivia

  • According to Chris Martin he called Arcade Fire "the greatest band in history".
  • Zach Braff is a fan of Arcade Fire.
  • They have the same manager as Björk.

Reviews

Arcade Fire has a catchy tune that makes you drawn to their music. They have an interesting point of view in their singles. The band is an enthusiastic bunch. -Mimi 09:05, 20 July 2007 (PST)

I think you hit a bullseye there flelas!

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