Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys have announced that they will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in support of War Child UK.
The band, who have just released their new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’, will be playing live in London for the first time in four years on Thursday 7 June.
Rob Williams, CEO of War Child UK said: “We are delighted that the Arctic Monkeys will be dedicating their time and efforts to helping children affected by war by performing a show for War Child, and it is a huge honour that they have chosen to support us.
“The money raised from this show will allow us to continue our life-changing programmes and reach even more children who have had their lives torn apart by conflict. With 250 million children in the world today affected by war, the need is as great as ever to stand up for their rights.”
The north London-based charity, founded in 1993 by David Wilson and Bill Leeson, is a growing charity that aids and protects children in conflict areas around the world.
Tickets are being sold through a ballot system that will be open from 10am today to 8pm on Sunday (20 May) on https://amballot.seetickets.com/, and the profits from the £2 ballot entry fee will also all go to War Child UK.
Winners of the ballot will be sent a email on Monday 21 May, and will then have 24 hours to purchase the tickets. Ticket prices start at £45, and the profit from the ticket sales will also all be given to the charity.
This live show has been announced after a sold-out UK tour and new album, and the competition for these exclusive tickets is sure to be a tough one.