Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 11, 2010

Arcade Fire: Flaming rockers and chart toppers

CHART-TOPPERS: Indie seven-piece Arcade Fire

Indie rockers, Arcade Fire, are heating up the nation by dominating both Twitter and the charts after revealing plans to tour the UK.

The Canadian seven-piece rocketed to the number one spot with their latest critically acclaimed album ‘The Suburbs’ and have been topping Twitter trends here in Cardiff ever since.

Its members are: Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara and they have racked up an impressive three Grammy award nominations.

Arcade Fire, fronted by husband and wife – Win and Régine, will play the CIA on December 9 and tickets are available via a pre-sale at 9am tomorrow, but be quick as they are expected to sell out at sizzling speed.

‘The Suburbs’, which has been released with eight different covers for you to choose from, is the band’s third studio album as the successor to ‘Funeral’ and ‘Neon Bible’ and this is their first time to top the charts.

Their latest offering has made it to number 2 in America’s Billboard charts and this is some feat for the artsy rock clan.

To add fuel to the fire, they also have headlining spots at this month’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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