Arcade Fire is an indie rock group based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It consists of the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. Arcade Fire followed to prominence when they issued their debut album Funeral in 2004 to critical acclaim. The ensemble plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy. Most of their instruments are taken on tour, and the multi-instrumentalist group members switch duties throughout shows.
Arcade Fire has won numerous awards, which included the 2011 Grammy for album of the Year, the 2011 Juno Award for record of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International album for their third studio album, The Suburbs, issued in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. In earlier years they won the 2008 Meteor material Award for Best International album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative record of the Year for their second studio album, Neon Bible. They also received nominations for the Best Alternative songs album Grammy for all three of their studio copies.