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Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is now officially a Canadian citizen


Edwin Farnham Butler III, more commonly known as Win Butler the frontman of Arcade Fire, is now officially a Canadian citizen.

Butler, who was born in Truckee, California, and raised in The Woodlands, Texas, was raised with a Mormon upbringing and also spent a brief spell living in Buenos Aires before his brother, Will, was born.

Butler later moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 and began study at McGill University where he focused on religious studies. His time studying in Montreal is also where Butler would meet his future wife, Régine Chassagne, and form the band.

Now, after 19 years living in the country, Butler was invited to a ceremony which was held in Montreal and hosted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada minister Ahmed Hussen to officially make him a Canadian citizen.

“Very honoured to finally be a Canadian Citizen,” Butler said in a post on social media. “I’ve lived in Montreal for half my life, so it feels very natural to have both passports now!”

He added: “Had to wear the Canadian Tuxedo, and yes Mounties are real.”