Arctic Monkeys Release Live Album For War Child UK
Arctic Monkeys and War Child UK have announced the release of a special live album: Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall. All proceeds from the sale of the album will go to War Child UK, who may suffer a £2 million deficit in 2021, as a result of Covid-19 and its impact on their fundraising opportunities.
The live concert was recorded at the start of Arctic Monkeys’ 2018 tour for their album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, and features a fantastic 20 song setlist of some of their biggest hits, and the trailer for the release can be watched below.
All proceeds from the show also went to support Warchild UK. As the band discussed in a press statement: ” 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”.
War Child UK is a specialist charity for children affected by conflict. They aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and stay to support them through their recovery – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future. They also offer counselling and psycho-social support to these vulnerable children via specialist helplines, and campaign for changes to policies and practices to support children in conflict, working with children and young people themselves to demand their rights.
Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall will be available as a limited clear 2LP set, black 2LP set, 2CD, and digitally. The album will be available on 4th December.