Canadian rock sensation, Arcade Fire, will light up the stage at the 47th Annual JUNO Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) confirmed today the band will be recognized with The JUNO International Achievement Award at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN and perform on CBC’s broadcast of The JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 25.
The JUNO International Achievement Award recognizes Canadian artists who have achieved exemplary success on a global scale. With nine JUNO Awards, one Grammy Award and two BRITs, Arcade Fire will receive one of the highest honours awarded by CARAS. Arcade Fire will join the ranks of previous recipients, Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Sarah McLachlan and Drake. The award will be presented the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Leading the pack with four nominations: Album of the Year Sponsored by Music Canada, Group of the Year Presented with Apple Music, Alternative Album of the Year Sponsored by Long & McQuade and Single of the Year Sponsored by Live Nation Canada for their hit single “Everything Now” and album of the same name, the group is gearing up for a very special performance. The 2018 JUNOS will be broadcast live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25 on CBC.
“One of the best live shows that travelled across North America last year was Arcade Fire’s Infinite Content tour and we are excited to have them bring it to the JUNO stage,” said Allan Reid, President and CEO, CARAS. “We are also thrilled to recognize Arcade Fire with the International Achievement Award. From Funeral to Everything Now they have inspired us not only through their music but also through their social activism.”
Listen to Arcade Fire’s JUNO Nominated album “Everything Now” and music by all this year’s nominees at www.applemusic.com/JUNOS.
Tickets for The 2018 JUNO Awards are on sale now. Tickets are available starting at $59 (plus fees) through the Rogers Arena Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at ticketmaster.ca. The JUNO Awards has once again partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.
The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos.