Arcade Fire home
Led by husband and wife duo Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Canadian seven-piece Arcade Fire burst onto the indie scene in 2004 with the acclaimed Funeral. With its Baroque strings and lyrics evoking childhood memories and lost innocence, it was hailed as the soundtrack to a generation. Follow-up Neon Bible was another critical and commercial smash, spawning the hits ‘No Cars Go’ and ‘Rebellion (Lies)’. Known for their exuberant live performances, Arcade Fire played their first Spanish gig in Barcelona at 2005’s Primavera Sound. Now five years on, they return to the city to present The Suburbs, an album that mixes rock, folk and just a hint of Eighties electro-pop. The lyrics deal with life in the urban sprawl and a certain nostalgia for a home that isn’t the way you remembered it. For everyone who knows how that feels, this is a gig not to be missed.