Ok, so by now pretty much everybody and their little sister know about this band. The Arcade Fire have done nothing less than explode onto the global music scene, pretty much unheard of for a Canadian band. Getting ridiculous press all over the U.S. and the U.K., The Arcade Fire have breathed huge amounts of enthusiasm and excitement into the cultural hotbed of their hometown, Montreal and the Canadian music scene in general. In short, they are Montreal’s musical pride and joy of the moment.
After winning the Grammy in 2011 for Album of the Year thankfully the pressure to have a commercial success has not caused Arcade Fire to abandon making the type of music they want to. Refusing to be boxed in even at their most pop sounding Arcade Fire does not limit themselves by what will be played on radio.They really suit the sound to fit the lyrics or vice versa. Not many bands are able to do that. Musical mood swings is what it all boils down to.
You cannot deny their ambitiousness. The winning husband-wife vocal interweavings of Win Butler and Regine Chassange are oftentimes hypnotic and that is amplified by their wonderful musical arrangements.
-Date: August 30, 2014
-Venue: Parc Jean Drapeau
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $68.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:00 p.m.)
-Opening Acts: Spoon, Fraka, Dan Deacon