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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.
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
|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)"|
|2007||Neon Bible||Certified Platinum in Canada|
|Year||Title||Hot Modern Rock Tracks||Album|
|2007||Keep The Car Running||32||Neon Bible|
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
September 14, 2004
March 06, 2007
At last, soeomne comes up with the "right" answer!
Hey, that post leaves me feeling foliosh. Kudos to you!
- 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.
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!