Coldplay, Blur and Paul McCartney also donate items to International Rescue Committee auction
The jacket Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner wore to the Brit Awards in 2014 is to be auctioned off alongside a host of other rock and pop memorabilia.
Musicians, actors and artists have donated items to be auctioned on eBay auction to benefit refugees affected by the Syrian conflict. Alongside Turner’s jacket, fans can bid to buy a signed guitar from Coldplay, personal items from Sir Paul McCartney including a jewellery box and Blur’s working ice cream van, as seen on stage at Hyde Park in the summer.
Turner’s appearance at the Brit Awards became infamous after he gave an memorable speech as the band accepted the award for Album of the Year. Turner told the O2 audience: “Yeah, that rock’n’roll, it seems like it’s faded away sometimes, but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Blur’s Dave Rowntree helped organise the auction and said that the recent Paris attacks are an insight into the terror facing Syrians every day.
“The Bataclan is part of the DNA of the European music industry,” he said. “I’ve played there, as have most of the musicians I know,” said Rowntree. “Now, more than ever, we must show our support for the men, women and children who are fleeing terror in Syria because, on Friday, we all saw what that terror looks like.”
All of the pledged items will be available for the public to bid on from 9pm on November 26 to 9pm on December 6. All funds raised will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Visit www.starbootsale.com for more information.