Arcade Fire promise to donate $1m to Haiti charity – if public do too

Régine Chassagne also helps launch Kanpe

Arcade Fire have promised to give $1 million Canadian dollars (£640,000) to Haiti charity Kanpe, as long as members of the public donate the same amount.

The band’s co-founder Régine Chassagne has Haitian roots, and at their hometown gig in Montreal yesterday (July 12), the group announced plans to work with The charity pledges to rebuild one Haitian village at a time, following the devastating earthquake which occurred exactly six months ago yesterday.

Frontman Win Butler said the band will match $1 million worth of $5 donations from members of the public who text 30333, reports the New York Times.

Chassagne is Kanpe‘s Grand Ambassador.

See for more information, and watch a promotional video featuring Arcade Fire below.