Arcade Fire is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, that has grown into one of the most influential musical acts in the world. Arcade Fire is centered around the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, and includes a rotating list of other performers including Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, and Sarah Neufeld. The band was founded in 2001 and quickly made a name for themselves in and around Montreal. In 2004, Arcade fire released their debut album titled Funeral. Funeral quickly spread across the globe and became one of the most successful debut albums in a generation. The album put Arcade Fire on the tongue of alternative and indie music critics from London to Los Angeles and included hits like “Rebellion (Lies)”, “Wake Up”, and “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)”. Funeral launched Arcade fire to unbelievable heights, with receiving praise as one of the top 10 albums of the 2000’s, and one of the best Canadian records of all time.
Arcade Fire followed up their massive initial success with their 2nd studio album titled Neon Bible in 2007. Neon Bible continued the band’s meteoric rise, and included some of the band’s most politically aimed tracks to that point. The album included hits like “Intervention”, “Black Mirror”, and “Keep the Car Running”. The Neon Bible Tour took Arcade Fire around the world, and included over 120 performances. Arcade Fire donated a large amount of the proceeds from Neon Bible to different charities, starting what would be a series of charitable giving by the band.
In 2010, Arcade fire put out a 3rd studio album, which not only continued the bands string of hit records, but is considered by many to be one of the best albums of all time. The Suburbs was released in 2010, and came with a series of short home videos inspired by Win Butlers childhood in Houston, Texas. The Suburbs focused on the progression from childhood to maturity, in a “modern,” society. Singles “Suburbs”, and “Ready to Start”, were combined with fan favorites “Suburban War”, “We Used to Wait”, and “Sprawl II (Mountains beyond Mountains)”. The album earned Arcade Fire the 2011 Grammy for Best Album, and managed to take the band to even higher heights. Arcade Fire’s live performances have become known for their high energy antics, such as parading the band through the crowd, confetti bombs, and intricate light shows. Arcade Fire tickets have grown in demand and rival any of the top bands of this generation.
Arcade Fire Reflektor Tour
After a three year hiatus from releasing an album and embarking on a major tour, Arcade Fire released their 4th studio album titled Reflektor in October 2013. Along with the monumental album, Arcade Fire announced a major world tour in support. The Reflektor Tour would take Arcade Fire around the world, with shows in North America, and Europe. The Reflektor album and tour represented a shift for Arcade Fire, who drew many influences from Haitian rara music, and literature to create a fantastical, yet dance inspired album. The Reflektor tour was a major success, with the band performing in front of a sellout crowd in almost every venue on the tour. Arcade Fire has built themselves from an indie-band in Canada, into one of the most popular musical acts in the world, and Arcade Fire Tickets have grown in demand each and every tour.