Arcade Fire to host lecture on Haiti's socio-economic crisis

Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Will Butler and Marika Anthony-Shaw will attend the University of Texas later this month

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Arcade Fire have announced plans to give a lecture on Haiti's current socio-economic crisis.

Frontman Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Will Butler and Marika Anthony-Shaw will attend the University of Texas in Austin on March 19 to discuss the need for health care reform and First World aid, reports Rolling Stone.

The band will also share their experiences as volunteers in Haiti and encourage students to get involved in ongoing relief efforts following the devastating earthquake there in 2010.

The band has raised more than $1 million (£625,000) through ticket sales for the earthquake-ravaged country, where Chassagne was born.

Arcade Fire's new track 'Abraham's Daughter', which is taken from the soundtrack to the new fantasy film The Hunger Games, also surfaced online yesterday (March 2) - scroll down and click below to hear it.

Taylor Swift, The Decemberists, Kid Cudi and The Low Anthem wil also feature on 'The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond'.

The Hunger Games is set to be released on March 23 in the UK and stars Winter's Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. You can watch the film's trailer by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.


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