ARCADE FIRE to perform at The JUNO Awards Broadcast and receive the JUNO International Achievement Award

Tickets for the 47th annual JUNO Awards are available now through www.ticketmaster.ca

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: Group of the Year Presented with Apple Music, Album of the Year Sponsored by Music Canada, 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 traveled 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 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.

Additional details regarding JUNO Week and The JUNO Awards Broadcast will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Senior Manager, Unscripted Programming, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: Creative BC, The Province of British Columbia, the
City of Vancouver, Apple Music and TD Bank Group.

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards
Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards
Hashtag: #JUNOS

Social Media:
Instagram: @ArcadeFire
Twitter: @ArcadeFire
Facebook: facebook.com/arcadefire/

About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on The 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit junoawards.ca.

About CBC Music:
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit cbcmusic.ca