Junos

Arcade Fire to perform at 2018 Juno Awards and receive International Achievement Award

The rock band join previously confirmed performers Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar.

The rock band join previously confirmed performers Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar.

The Canadian rock group are nominated for five Junos. (Mary Ellen Matthews)

Montreal rock group Arcade Fire will perform during the 2018 Juno Awards, and will be honoured with the Juno International Achievement Award, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today.

Arcade Fire joins previously confirmed performers Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar for the Sunday, March 25 awards broadcast.

Presented at the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, March 24, the International Achievement Award "recognizes Canadian artists who have achieved exemplary success on a global scale," according to CARAS.

With nine Juno Awards, two Grammys and two Brits under its name, Arcade Fire will join Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Céline Dion, Shania Twain, Sarah McLachlan and Drake as recipients of the award.

"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 of 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."

The band leads the 2018 Juno nominations — alongside Daniel Caesar — with five nods, including group of the year, album of the year, alternative album of the year and single of the year for "Everything Now."

Wherever you are in the world, you can watch the 2018 Juno Awards broadcast live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25 at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

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