Arcade Fire pledge support to Haitian initiative KANPE

July 14, 2010

During their very first concert in Quebec City, on the Plains of Abraham, on July 12, Canadian rock band Arcade Fire announced that they would match every donation made to KANPE, up to $1 million.

This unprecedented announcement also marked KANPE’s official launch at the Quebec City Summer Festival.

For more information, read the following article on the Merge Records (Arcade Fire’s record label) website:


More news coverage about Arcade Fire and KANPE:

1. Canwest News Service, « Arcade Fire backs fostering initiative », The Gazette, July 13, 2010

2. Jon Pareles, « At Quebec Festival, Arcade Fire Focuses on Haiti », Arts Beat blog, The New York Times, July 13, 2010

3. Tom Breihan, « Arcade Fire pledge big money for Haiti », Pitchfork, July 13, 2010

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