Arcade Fire performed “Everything Now,” from their Grammy-nominated album of the same name, at the 2018 Juno Awards, an annual televised ceremony honoring achievements in Canadian music.
This year’s event was hosted by Michael Buble and in addition to performing on Sunday night, Arcade Fire also received the Album of the Year Award and the International Achievement Award, making them the first band to receive the latter award, which had previously been awarded to Drake, Celine Dion and Shania Twain, as CoS points out.
In Win Butler’s acceptance speech for the band he said, “It’s really hard to keep a group together. We’ve been around for 15 years, and I just want to say thank you to everyone for sticking with it.” Butler also tipped his hat to the people participating in the March for Our Lives protests on Saturday, saying, “Canada is just a beautiful example of how it just doesn’t have to be like that.”
However, the band did not sweep all the awards they were nominated for. The Montreal band’s Everything Now lost to Toronto’s Alvvays for their album Antisocialites in the Alternative Album of the Year category.
Earlier this month, Arcade Fire expanded their U.S. tour, titled “Everything Now Continued,” which will take place alongside their previously announced U.S. festival appearances at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Louisville’s Forecastle Festival and Birmingham’s Sloss Festival. The new six headlining dates include stops at Clarkston, Mich., Pittsburgh, Pa., Raleigh, N.C., Boston, Mass., Philadelphia, Pa. and Bristow, Va.
They also released a 16-minute short film titled Money + Love, which serves as a double music video for the band’s Everything Now tracks “Put Your Money on Me” and “We Don’t Deserve Love.” You can watch their short film here.
As if all that weren’t enough, Arcade Fire appeared as the musical guests on last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, performing “Put Your Money on Me” and “Creature Comfort” live from Studio 8H.
Watch the band perform “Everything Now” at the 2018 Juno Awards below and see Butler’s acceptance speech further down.