Arcade Fire is doing what they can to help the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
The band took to Twitter on Monday (Mar. 14) to announce a last-minute Ukraine benefit concert at the Toulouse Theatre in New Orleans. Admission for tonight’s show is on a “pay what you can” basis.
According to the flyer that Arcade Fire posted, doors for the show open at 7:30 p.m., though wristbands (one per customer) will be handed out starting at 10 a.m. The flyer notes that “all proceeds benefit the Plus 1 Ukraine relief fund.” Plus 1 is a non-profit organization that focuses on social and environmental justice, particularly within creative industries.
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) March 14, 2022
The benefit show will mark Arcade Fire’s first performance with a full band in more than two years. They last performed all together in November 2020 at NOLA’s Mahalia Jackson Theater. Most recently, the group’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne played a private show in Las Vegas for a crypto company in December.
The indie rock band’s most recent album, 2017’s Everything Now, topped Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart dated August 19, 2017 — and it remained on the chart for four weeks. It marked their third chart topper, following 2010’s The Suburbs and 2013’s Reflektor.
Everything Now also topped the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart the same week, spending six total weeks on the chart. The Suburbs and Reflektor also hit No. 1 in 2010 and 2013, respectively, while 2007’s Neon Bible peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated March 24, 2007.