Ready to Start

Album: The Suburbs (2010)
Charted: 67


  • Arcade Fire's tour for their second album, Neon Bible, came to an end in February 2008 after a total of 122 shows in 75 cities and 19 countries. An exhausted Win Butler and his wife and band colleague Chassagne took some time off to settle back into home life. A year later, they and the rest of the band knew it was time to begin work on a new album when they jammed this aptly titled song in the spring of 2009. It was to be the first tune written for The Suburbs.
  • Arcade Fire performed this song at the 2011 Grammy Awards, immediately following The Suburbs winning Album of the Year.
  • The video was directed by Charlie Lightening and filmed at the band's July 7, 2010 concert at the Hackney Empire in London.


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