Arctic Monkeys announce live album release in support of War Child UK

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Arctic Monkeys and War Child UK are proud to announce the release of ‘Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ on December 4 2020.

The first track to be taken from the record is the classic 2007 tracks ‘505’, taken from second album Favourite Worst Nightmare. 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. These funds are urgently needed to support those who are worst hit by the virus.

On the album’s release, the band said, “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.

Listen to ‘505 – Live’ by Arctic Monkeys on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.

AM continue, “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.

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Arctic Monkeys performing at the RAH in 2018; Credit: Andy Paradise

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.

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