High indie band Arctic Monkeys are elevating cash for venues which can be struggling as a result of coronavirus.
Frontman Alex Turner is raffling off a guitar to assist the Leadmill, in his house metropolis of Sheffield, and different related impartial music venues.
He performed the black Fender Stratocaster throughout most of the band’s early exhibits together with these on the Leadmill.
Dwell music has been laborious hit by the pandemic with gigs unable to go forward.
The net raffle web page says: “The impression of Covid-19 has been devastating for all music venues and significantly these impartial venues who’ve offered a stage for numerous artists on the very begin of their careers.”
Arctic Monkeys shaped in Sheffield within the early noughties and went on to launch breakout single, I Wager You Look Good on the Dancefloor in 2005.
A tour of the UK adopted with the band enjoying many impartial venues earlier than graduating to bigger exhibits the next 12 months.
In the summertime of 2006, they performed the principle stage at Studying Pageant with the Fender Stratocaster making an look.
Anybody who enters the raffle, will be capable to watch an unique stream of the band’s set on Saturday 26 August – 14 years to the day of the unique efficiency.
Followers over age 18 can enter by way of the band’s web page on Crowdfunder, with all funds raised going to The Music Venue Belief.
The Leadmill opened in 1980 and has hosted legendary artists comparable to Pulp, Oasis and the Stone Roses.
Nonetheless, since closing its doorways in March it has needed to reschedule or cancel greater than 120 occasions.
In the course of the lockdown the venue auctioned off memorabilia to lift cash to maintain going.