Arcade Fire Announces Ukraine Benefit Show Tonight in New Orleans – Billboard
Arcade Fire does what it can to help resolve the current crisis in Ukraine.
The band took to Twitter on Monday (March 14) to announce a last-minute benefit concert in Ukraine at the Toulouse Theater in New Orleans. Admission to tonight’s show is on a ‘pay what you can’ basis.
According to the flyer published by Arcade Fire, doors to the show open at 7:30 p.m., although wristbands (one per customer) are given out from 10 a.m. The flyer notes that “all proceeds go to the Plus 1 Ukraine Relief Fund. ” Plus 1 is a non-profit organization that focuses on social and environmental justice, particularly within the creative industries.
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) March 14, 2022
The benefit show will mark Arcade Fire’s first performance with a full band in over two years. They all last performed together in November 2020 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in NOLA. Most recently, the band’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne performed a private show in Las Vegas for a crypto company in December.
The indie rock band’s latest album, 2017 Everything now, topped Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart dated August 19, 2017 – and it stayed on the chart for four weeks. It marked their third chart-topper, after the 2010s The suburbs and 2013 Reflector.
Everything now also topped the Billboard 200 All Genre Albums chart that same week, spending six weeks in total on the chart. The suburbs and Reflector also reached No. 1 in 2010 and 2013, respectively, while 2007 neon bible peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated March 24, 2007.