Arcade Fire

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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.

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Arcade Fire tour dates 2017 United Kingdom

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).

Past Arcade Fire gigs

06 Aug 2017 Grant Park Chicago
05 Aug 2017 Grant Park Chicago
04 Aug 2017 Grant Park Chicago
03 Aug 2017 Grant Park Chicago
18 Jul 2017 Ippodromo del Visarno Firenze
08 Jul 2017 Rockhal Luxemburg
06 Jul 2017 Castlefield Basin Manchester
02 Jul 2017 Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide Berlin
16 Jun 2017 Tanzbrunnen Köln Köln
13 Jun 2017 Ormeau Park Belfast
08 Jun 2017 Edinburgh Corn Exchange Edinburgh
07 Jun 2017 Baths Hall Scunthorpe
28 Oct 2016 New Orleans City Park New Orleans
22 Jul 2016 Randall's Island New York
05 Jul 2016 Razzmatazz Barcelona
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Arcade Fire's latest news

Arcade Fire latest news, rumours and lineup confirmations.

  • 13 Jan 2015

    Line-Up Announced for 2015 New Orleans Jazz Festival with Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Tickets on Sale January 13th.

    What else would you expect than a star-studded, genre-spanning line-up from the always-trusty New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival? Well, they’ve dedelivered again, just as they have done year after year since its origin in 1970.2014 saw another great line-up, with classic acts Br...

  • 08 Jan 2015

    AC/DC, Jake White, Drake Confirmed to Headline Coachella 2015. Tickets Sell Out in One Day!

    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival moved to the two-week format three years ago, in 2012, and will continue to do just that same in 2015. However, this time it will do so with one of our favorite bands ever, AC/DC taking the stage opening night Friday, April 10th, and once again ...

  • 17 Sep 2014

    Lollapalooza Growing in South America. Dates Announced for US, Chile, Argentina, Brazil Editions!

    Arguably the biggest festival in the United States, Lollapalooza draws fans from across the country, neighboring Canada, and the rest of the world, making Chicago the nexus of the music world for an early-August weekend year after year.Starting off as a boutique traveling tour back in ...

  • 10 Feb 2014

    Bruce Springsteen Schedules Fifteen-Show U.S. Tour Around New Orleans Jazz Fest Appearance.

    The world-famous working man from Jersey (good things did once come out of New Jersey!) currently is playing Australia with his E Street Band after making his debut in South Africa this past month. We’ve known for some time that Springsteen was scheduled to perform at the 2014 New Orlean...

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