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Arcade Fire

"The Arcade Fire" is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising of band members Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, and Jeremy Gara. Howard Bilerman, who played drums on the album ''Funeral'', has since moved on to other projects. As of May 2005, the touring band includes horn player Pietro Amato and violinist Owen Pallett. Pallett has also opened for their shows, appearing as the one-man band Final Fantasy.

The band’s trademark fashion is the waistcoat (vest), giving them an air of "frumpiness". When asked about the rumour that the band's name refers to a fire in an arcade, Win Butler replied: "It's not a rumour, it's based on a story that someone told me. It's not an actual event, but one that I took to be real. I would say that it's probably something that the kid made up, but at the time I believed him."


The Arcade Fire formed around the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. Joining together as recently as mid-2003, the current lineup solidified in late 2003/early 2004, when their first full-l...

years active 2003–present
country Montréal, Québec, Canada
music genre Indie rock, Folk music
current members Win Butler
Régine Chassagne
Richard Parry (musician)
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