Biography

Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, along with Win's brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band's current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, frequent collaborator Owen Pallett, and two additional percussionists, Diol Edmond and Tiwill Duprate.

Founded in 2001 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu, the band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral, and has won numerous awards, including the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year (they hold the distinction of being the only musical group to have won their first and only Grammy in that category), the 2011 Juno Award for Album of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album for their third studio album, The Suburbs, released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. In earlier years, they won the 2008 Meteor Music Award for Best International Album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year for their second studio album, Neon Bible. They also received nominations for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy for all three of their studio albums. The band's work has also been named three times as a shortlist nominee for the Polaris Music Prize: in 2007 for Neon Bible, in 2011 for The Suburbs and in 2014 for Reflektor, winning the award for The Suburbs. In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor, and scored the feature film Her, for which band member William Butler, along with Owen Pallett were nominated for Best Original Score at the 86th Academy Awards.

The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesizer, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy, and take most of these instruments on tour; the multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows.

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Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch

Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch

The Canadian band performed 'Hey Tonight' at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in California

  • Jul 31, 2014

Television and Devo to support Arcade Fire on US tour

Antibalas and Pulp's Steve Mackey also added to line-up of 'Reflektor' tour

  • Jul 18, 2014

Arcade Fire members to perform composition based on the human heartbeat

Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld of the band will join forces with the London Contemporary Orchestra

  • Jul 17, 2014

Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac DeMarco make Polaris Prize shortlist

Jessy Lanza, Owen Pallett and Basia Bulat are also in the running for the Canadian music award

  • Jul 15, 2014

Wild Beasts frontman joins The Reflektors during Arcade Fire gig

Hayden Thorpe posts picture of himself wearing Win Butler style papier-mache head

  • Jul 4, 2014

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Reflektor

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Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

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The Suburbs

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Ready To Start (Live)

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The Suburbs

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Roundhouse, November 11

  • Nov 22, 2013

Arcade Fire- 'Reflektor'

With the help of LCD’s James Murphy and others, the Montreal band have abandoned rock’n’roll and made a dance record

  • Oct 28, 2013

Arcade Fire - 'Crucified Again'

Canadian rock royalty back on spine-tingling form, but will it make the cut for their new album?

  • Oct 8, 2012

Live Review: Arcade Fire

Hyde Park, London, June 30th

  • Jul 5, 2011

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Arcade Fire, St Vincent, Austra

  • Jun 1, 2011

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