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Arcade Fire announces Ukraine benefit concert; Yeah Yeah Yeahs tease new songs for upcoming UK shows

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If you’re a fan of the 2000s indie rock scene, then your week is off to an exciting start.

First, Arcade Fire has announced a concert in support of Ukraine amid its continuing fight against Russia’s invasion. The show, which is advertised as “pay what you can,” takes place Monday night in New Orleans.

Arcade Fire hasn’t played a full-length, full-band show since February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Last December, band members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne performed together at a cryptocurrency event in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced a pair of U.K. concerts for this June, marking the trio’s first club performances in England in nine years. Not only that, but Karen O and company will apparently be debuting some new material at the shows.

“We’ve got some tunes so fresh and so NEW to try out on you!” the band says.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs haven’t released a new album since 2013’s Mosquito.

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