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Arcade Fire Matching Donations To Haiti Charity For The Holidays

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Arcade Fire Haiti Donations

If you're trying to think of a good gift this year, the Arcade Fire is recommending giving their money to Haiti!

The band, who won a Grammy last year for Album of the Year, is matching any donations to Kanpe, a charity dedicated to helping Haiti's most "vulnerable populations in their fight for a better future."

Frontman Win Butler announced the fundraiser on the band's website, writing:

"If you are having a hard time deciding what to get your friends and family for gifts this year, give them our money! For any donation you make to Kanpe this holiday season, the band will match it. We will also send a nifty little post card, signed by Regine and I, to put under the tree, or wherever you put your gifts (it’s not our business). For any silicone valley jerks who might try to bankrupt us, let’s put the upper limit at 300,000$… Have a great holiday!"

We're sure every little bit helps and what Arcade Fire fan wouldn't want a personal post card from their favorite band?

Click here to donate and here to learn more about the cause you'll be helping!

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Oops! Arcade Fire Performance In Haiti ALMOST Becomes A Biohazard!

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Last month, we were SO pleased and impressed with the Arcade Fire, who performed an intimate, surprise show for fans in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti after raising $1 million for post-earthquake relief for the country.

We're still very happy with them, although it sounds like they had a bit of a mishap when frontman Win Butler tried to create a makeshift drum right before a performance at a refugee camp in Haiti.

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I spotted two red plastic wastebaskets just inside the clinic gates. One was mostly empty, so I dumped it out into the other one and brought it over. I thumped it experimentally. Sounded fine. I handed it to Jeremy. He thumped it. Sounded fine."

Butler went on to admit that that the wastebasket was labeled "Biohazard Medical Waste," and he immediately returned it to where it belongs.

More from Butler regarding the aftermath of his mistake:

"…That's why hand sanitizer is so exciting."

We're just glad everything seems to be okay!

Let that be a warning to everyone! When creating makeshift drums, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS check for BIOHAZARD labels!

LOLz.

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