Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 6 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Arcade Fire are a six piece band that have won two BRITs, two Grammys, and have released three records over the last ten years.
Their breakthrough album Funeral (Rough Trade, 2004) was nominated for a Grammy for Alternative Album of The Year and as the decade closed Funeral was chosen by Rolling Stone as the #1 album of the 00s. The album also featured in numerous Best of the Decade polls around the world including NME, Q, Pitchfork, The Guardian and Mojo. Arcade Fires platinum-selling sophomore album Neon Bible (Sonovox, 2007) debuted at #2 in the UK and USA. Recorded in Québec, New York, Budapest and London, it was released to critical acclaim with the NME calling them the first truly 21st century band. Q named Neon Bible album of the year in 2007, and it was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammys. 2010s The Suburbs (Sonovox) debuted at #1 in seven countries including UK, the United States and Canada and the album has since gone double platinum in Canada; platinum in the UK and Ireland; as well as gold in France, Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, Australia and the US.