The Libertines will donate the proceeds of their upcoming UK tour to Migrant Offshore Aid Station to help refugees.
Following the horrific images of Syrian toddler who was washed up on a Turkey beach The Libertines have acted immediately to help others.
A statement announced, “Having sold out their UK tour this morning, within minutes of going on-sale, The Libertines have decided that due to the current international refugee crisis, they will be donating proceeds from their English shows to Migrant Offshore Aid Station via organisation http://yourhumans.com. MOAS is a humanitarian organisation formed to assist migrants at sea. For more information: http://www.moas.eu Proceeds from the Glasgow show go to ‘The Invisibles’ a Glasgow homeless charity: http://seetheinvisibles.co.uk
These shows are the first club shows the band have played since March 2004. The full list of dates is:
Sunday 6th Glasgow Academy
Monday 7th Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 8th Bristol Academy
Thursday10th London Electric Ballroom
Friday 11th Manchester Ritz
The new Libertines album Anthems For Doomed Youth is release on Friday the 11th September.
The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums.”
The world was horrified at the images of 3-year Aylan Kurd found dead on a Turkey beach after drowning when a refugee boat sank.
“Anyone who saw those pictures overnight could not help but be moved and, as a father, I felt deeply moved by the sight of that young boy on a beach in Turkey,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron.
However Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott continued his barbaric attitude towards people in need saying after the images “If you want to stop the deaths, if you want to stop the drownings you have got to stop the boats”.
The Abbott government run camps akin to concentration camps with reports continually revealing atrocities over treatment of refugees imprisoned in the Australian facility.
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