Arcade Fire announces benefit show for Ukraine in New Orleans
Arcade Fire returns to the stage and supports a good cause. The indie rock band has announced a last-minute Ukraine benefit concert in New Orleans. Scheduled for tonight (March 14) at the Théâtre de Toulouse, entry to the show is on a “pay what you can” basis.
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Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and bracelets (one per customer) will be available on site from 10 a.m. According to the concert flyer, “all proceeds go to the Plus 1 Ukraine relief fund.” Focused on social and environmental justice, the non-profit organization Plus 1 works specifically with the music industry, artists, events and brands.
Tonight’s performance will be Arcade Fire’s first full show in over two years. Arcade Fire performed collectively in November 2020 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, also located in New Orleans. More recently, members of the group Earn the Butler and Regine Chassagne played a private show in Las Vegas for a crypto company in December.
Arcade Fire also teased an official return. Last week, the band released a snippet of new music on their website. Previously, Arcade Fire released a 45-minute song titled “Memories Of The Age of Anxiety” for meditation app Headspace last April. The band’s latest studio album Everything now came out in 2017.