Arctic Monkeys and War Child UK have announced the release of Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall on December 4th 2020. All proceeds from the album will go to War Child UK to help fill what could be up to a £2 million deficit they are facing in 2021, caused by the devastating impact of Covid-19 on their fundraising.
The band say, “On June 7, 2018 we played a very special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All the proceeds from that memorable night were donated to War Child UK in support of the vital work they do protecting, educating and rehabilitating children who have experienced the trauma of conflict and the horror of war. The situation that was bad in 2018 is now desperate and those children and their families need our help more than ever. To enable War Child UK to reduce their funding deficit and continue their valuable work, we are happy to be able to release a live album, recorded that evening at The Royal Albert Hall. All proceeds will go direct to the charity. We thank all our fans in advance for their support of this release and in turn for their support of War Child UK.”
Recorded at the start of the band’s Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino tour, Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall, features 20 of the band’s finest moments to date.
Watch the trailer below.
Right now, the basic rights of children in war zones are hitting an all-time low – they need help now more than ever. Cramped conditions in refugee camps and displaced communities facilitate the spread of Covid-19, and the financial impacts on families with no safety net will mean millions could starve to death as the virus limits access to vital resources.
War Child UK are responding to the crisis by distributing hygiene kits, PPE and sanitation guidance to limit the spread of infection. They are also providing essential food packages to the hardest hit families, home education packs, lessons via WhatsApp and email as well as toys and books to children stuck in camps during lockdown so they can continue to learn and play.
Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall will be available on limited clear double vinyl, standard black double vinyl, double CDand digitally. The D2C clear vinyl format will come with an exclusive concert poster. You can pre-order the album via their web store.
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