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Artist Biography For Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire Is An Indie Rock Band Formed In Montreal Quebec Canada In 2001. The Band Consists Of Win Butler Vocals Guitar Piano Régine Chassagne Vocals Accordion Keyboards Hurdy Gurdy Drums Richard Reed Parry Bass Guitar Tim Kingsbury Bass And Jeremy Gara Drums. Montreal Percussionist Dane Mills Performed On The EP And In Early Live Shows. Will Butler Keyboards Guitar Left The Band In 2022 To Focus On His Solo Career. The Touring Band Includes Horn Players And Violinists.

The Band’s Trademark Fashion Consists In Wearing Rather Formal Attire During Live Events And A Use Of Orchestral Instruments. When Asked About The Rumour That The Band's Name Refers To A Fire In An Arcade Win Butler Replied "It's Not A Rumour It's Based On A Story That Someone Told Me. It's Not An Actual Event But One That I Took To Be Real. I Would Say That It's Probably Something That The Kid Made Up But At The Time I Believed Him." Win Butler And His Brother Will Grew Up In Texas.

Band Formation

Arcade Fire Formed Around The Husband And Wife Duo Of Win Butler And Régine Chassagne. Joining Together As Recently As Mid-2003 The Current Line-Up Solidified In Late 2003early 2004 When Their First Full-Length Album Funeral Was Recorded. Before This An Eponymous EP Often Referred To By Fans As The Us Kids Know EP Had Been Sold At Early Shows. The EP Was Subsequently Remastered And Given A Full Release Once The Band Started Becoming More Prominent. Arcade Fire Are Known For Their Enthralling Live Performances As Well As Its Use Of A Large Number Of Musical Instruments. In Addition To Mainstays Guitar Drums And Bass Guitar Members Play Piano Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Xylophone Keyboard French Horn Accordion And Harp. With Several Able Musicians The Band Take Most Of Their Instrumental Diversity On Tour And Members Switch Instrumental Duties Throughout Their Shows. The Number Of Instruments Along With A Wide Set Of Musical Influences Has Provided A Substantial Number Of Resources On Which To Draw From During The Recording Process. The Promise Showed By The Band In Its Live Shows Allowed It To Land A Record Contract With Chapel Hill-Based Independent Record Label Merge Records.


Without A Major Label Backing The Success Of The Band And The Album Funeral Has Been Acclaimed As An Internet Phenomenon. After A 9.7 Rating From Pitchfork Merge Records Sold Out Their Inventory Of Funeral And It Became The Label's First Album In The Billboard 200 Chart. An Early Tip From David Bowie Was Also Influential. The Band Booked Small Clubs For Their 2004 Tour But Growing Interest Forced Many Venue Changes Far Beyond The Band's Expectations And Continued Internationally Into Mid-2005. The MTV2 2005 Review Hosted By Zane Lowe Named Funeral Album Of The Year And NME Named Funeral Number 2 In Their List Of 2005's Best Albums And "Rebellion Lies" The Best Track. By November 2005 Funeral Had Gone Gold In Both Canada And The UK And Sold In Excess Of Half A Million Copies Worldwide A Phenomenal Number For An Independent Release With Minimal Television Or Radio Exposure. It Has Also Surpassed Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea As The Biggest Selling Merge Records Album To Date.

Arcade Fire Were Featured On The April 4 2005 Cover Of Time Magazine's Canadian Edition And Hailed As A Band Who "helped Put Canadian Music On The World Map". On April 2 2006 In Halifax Nova Scotia They Received The Juno Award For Songwriters Of The Year For Three Songs From Funeral "Wake Up" "Rebellion Lies" And "Neighborhood #3 Power Out". Arcade Fire Then Planned To Begin Recording A Follow Up To Funeral In The Winter Of 2005-2006 Having Bought An Old Church Forty Minutes From Central Montreal Which They Converted Into A Studio.

Neon Bible

In Mid-December 2006 Www.Neonbible.Com Went Live Containing Nothing More Than A Phone Number 1-866-NEONBIBLE Where People Can Listen To A New Track Called Intervention. Built In The Style Of Customer Support Lines The Number Has Other Features Including A Contest And A Chance To Talk To A Live Person At A Specific Time Each Week.

Then In January 2007 They Finally Announced That The New Album Neon Bible Would Be Released March 5th In UK March 6th In US. The Announcement Was Made With A Video In The Album's Website With Guitarist Richard Reed Parry Using A Gramophone And A Paper Mask Of Parry's Own Face And Sitting On Win Butler´s Chair. After The Announcement Of The Album´s Release The Website Was Updated With A Streaming Version Of "Black Mirror" New Art And A Few Phone Messages Sounding Like The Band´s Members.

The Suburbs

The Band Released Their Third Album "The Suburbs" On August 2 2010 In The UK And August 3 2010 In The United States. It Debuted At #1 In Both Countries. On February 13 2011 The Album Won Album Of The Year At The 53rd Grammy Awards.

Arcade Fire Recorded A Song For The Hunger Games Soundtrack The Hunger Games Songs From District 12 And Beyond Called "Abraham's Daughter". The Song Is Featured In The Movie's End Credits. The Soundtrack Was Released On March 20 2012 Debuting At Number One On The Billboard 200. It Sold More Than 175 000 Copies In Its First Week According To Nielsen SoundScan. It's The First Theatrical Film Soundtrack To Top The Chart Since Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Debuted At No. 1 On The List. It Is Also Only The 16th Soundtrack To Debut At No. 1 In The History Of The Billboard 200 Chart Those Soundtracks Include Film Television And Straight-To-Video Efforts.


Arcade Fire And Mercury Records Confirmed That They Would Release A Fourth Album In Late 2013. In December 2012 The Band's Manager Scott Rodger Confirmed That Arcade Fire Was In The Studio Working With James Murphy Of LCD Soundsystem. The-Order Website Sets The Release Date On October 28 2013. The Band Announced On January 18 2013 That They Were Selling The Church They Had Been Using As A Studio Due To A Collapsed Roof. Throughout 2013 The Band Worked On The Album In Several Different Recording Studios - Including Murphy's DFA Records Studio In New York. On June 22 2013 Rolling Stone Reported That New Material From The Album Would Be Released On September 9 2013.

Everything Now

Arcade Fire's First Announced Its Fifth Record "Everything Now " On May 31 2017 When It Released The Record's Title Track And Lead Single. The Album's Release Came July 27 2017. In The Weeks Leading Up To The Album's Release The Band Released Three Additional Lead Singles "Creature Comfort " "Signs Of Life " And "Electric Blue." Upon The Week Of Its Release "Everything Now" Reached #1 On The Billboard 200 Chart Becoming The Band's Third-Straight And Third Overall #1 Record.


On October 21 2020 Butler Was Interviewed For The Broken Record Podcast Where He Commented About Arcade Fire's Sixth Album. The Band Had Been Writing For A Year Before The COVID-19 Lockdown. In March 2022 Fans Received Postcards Marked With The Band's Logo The Postcards Included The Note "We Missed You" Musical Notations As Well As An Image Of An Eye With The Word "Unsubscribe" Written Below. Those Same Images Began To Appear In Signage Around London As Well As On The Band's Social Media Pages Indicating The Earliest Signs Of A New Album. On March 14 The Band Announced A New Song Titled "The Lightning I II" Would Be Released On March 17.

On March 17 2022 Arcade Fire Announced That The Album Would Be Titled WE And Be Released On May 6 2022. Later That Week Will Butler Announced He Had Amicably Left The Band In 2021 Shortly After The Completion Of WE.

Following The Release Of WE On May 6 2022 Arcade Fire Announced The Group’s First World Tour Since 2018 Starting In August 2022. They Again Appeared On Saturday Night Live On May 7 2022 Playing "Unconditional I Lookout Kid" "The Lightning I II" And "End Of The Empire II" Over The Closing Credits. . User-Contributed Text Is Available Under The Creative Commons By-SA License Additional Terms May Apply.

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