12 Facts About Arcade Fire


Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, alongside Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

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In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor, and scored the feature film Her, for which band members Will Butler and Owen Pallett were nominated in the Best Original Score category at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Arcade Fire further helped PIH, when it recorded "Lenin" on Red Hot Organization's latest album, Dark Was the Night.

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In July 2010, Arcade Fire announced they would be broadcasting their August 5 concert at Madison Square Garden live via YouTube.

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Arcade Fire performed at the 53rd Grammy Awards in February 2011.

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Arcade Fire recorded a song for The Hunger Games soundtrack, called "Abraham's Daughter".

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Arcade Fire contributed to the movie's original score, The Hunger Games: Original Motion Picture Score.

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In December 2012, the band's manager Scott Rodger confirmed that Arcade Fire was in the studio working with regular producer of the band Markus Dravs and James Murphy, frontman of LCD Soundsystem.

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In September 2013, Arcade Fire released a version of the 1980 hit single "Games Without Frontiers" for the Peter Gabriel tribute album And I'll Scratch Yours.

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In 2015, Arcade Fire was the recipient of the International Achievement Award at the SOCAN Awards held in Montreal.

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Arcade Fire stated that the new record might be released in spring 2017 and that the band had 'no definite schedule though.

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Arcade Fire signed a two album recording contract with Columbia Records in May 2017.

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