With eight members playing over a dozen different instruments, Montreal-based indie rock band Arcade Fire play a sprawling, anthem-filled form of modern indie rock - even when they used to tour small clubs, the band sounded as if it belonged in stadiums. Their sound is in a number of ways a precarious balancing act - the lyrics are often deeply personal and universal at the same time, and while 'ramshackle' and 'orchestral' shouldn't both work as descriptors of a band's sound, Arcade Fire's epic sprawl is often both of these. Since the beginning, Arcade Fire have augmented the standard-issue rock instruments with strings, horns, accordions, glockenspiels and xylophones. Their second and third album found the band experimenting more with synthesizers and electronic textures. 2010's "The Suburbs," a sprawling album about, appropriately enough, sprawl, was a major accomplishment for the group. It was received with near-universal acclaim, preferred by most critics over their sophomore album "Neon Bible" and by some over debut "Funeral." More surprisingly, the album was quite a commercial success, reaching #1 in the US on the Billboard album charts - a first not just for the band but for their record company, the small but well-respected indie label Merge. At the 2010 Grammy Awards, "The Suburbs" won the Album Of The Year award, beating out albums from Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum.
Arcade Fire tour dates 2017 United Kingdom
Arcade Fire's festivals
08 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
Arcade Fire does not currently have any concerts scheduled in United Kingdom in 2017. If you’re a Arcade Fire fan, there are similar bands with concerts coming up like Death Cab for Cutie, LCD Soundsystem. The last time Arcade Fire played a show in United Kingdom was 2014, in London. Overall, Arcade Fire have played a total of 19 gigs in the country. If you’re ready for a road trip, Arcade Fire, currently has 2 gigs booked in cities like Barcelona (Spain), New York (United States).
Other Arcade Fire concerts
|31 May-04 Jun 2017||Primavera Sound 2017||Barcelona||Tickets|
|16-18 Jun 2017||Best Kept Secret Festival 2017||Hilvarenbeek||Tickets|
|19-21 Jun 2017||INmusic Festival 2017||Zagreb||Tickets|
|29 Jun-02 Jul 2017||Rock Werchter Festival 2017||Werchter||Tickets|
|02 Jul 2017||Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide||Berlin, DE|
|18 Jul 2017||Ippodromo del Visarno||Firenze, IT|
Past Arcade Fire gigs
|28 Oct 2016||New Orleans City Park||New Orleans|
|22 Jul 2016||Randall's Island||New York|
|05 Jul 2016||Razzmatazz||Barcelona|
|21 Sep 2015||The Theatre at Ace Hotel||Los Angeles|
|30 Aug 2014||Parc Jean Drapeau||Montreal|
|29 Aug 2014||Molson Amphitheatre||Toronto|
|28 Aug 2014||United Center||Chicago|
|27 Aug 2014||United Center||Chicago|
|26 Aug 2014||United Center||Chicago|
|24 Aug 2014||Barclays Center||Brooklyn|
|23 Aug 2014||Barclays Center||Brooklyn|
|22 Aug 2014||Barclays Center||Brooklyn|
|20 Aug 2014||Waterfront Pavilion||Bangor|
|19 Aug 2014||Xfinity Center||Mansfield|
|17 Aug 2014||Verizon Center||Washington|
Arcade Fire's latest news
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