The Maccabees have announced another show in the lead up to their upcoming farewell tour, which will raise funds for the MS Society. The announcement comes on World MS Day.
The exclusive gig will take place at Omeara in London Bridge on Friday 16 June. It’s been organised by guitarists and brothers Felix and Hugo White whose mother had multiple sclerosis (MS) and passed away when they were teenagers.
The band, who announced their split last August, are offering fans a last chance to see them perform in an intimate venue ahead of their sold out UK farewell tour at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and London’s Alexandra Palace this summer.
Felix and Hugo have been supporting the MS Society at The Maccabees shows since 2012, raising funds and awareness of the condition which affects more than 100,000 people in the UK. They were named ambassadors for the charity in October 2016.
The brothers said: “Putting on a show for the MS society is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. As some will know, it’s a cause very close to home as our mother had MS and we have been trying to help the charity where we can over quite a few years. Having got to know the charity too, we know how much amazing work is being done by the people there.
“This is the first chance we’ve had to actually put together a whole show solely in aid of the MS Society. It’s going to be a special night. We’re so glad we have been able to make it happen.”
In addition to a headline set from The Maccabees, the London gig will feature sets from Mystery Jets and Imperial Daze. The main event will be followed by a YALA! club night afterparty with DJ sets from Foals and surprise guests.
It will also feature an exclusive exhibition of photographs of The Maccabees over the years taken by the band’s drummer Sam Doyle. Prints will be available for purchase on the night.
Tickets for the live show will go on sale on Monday 5 June for £30. Tickets for the YALA! afterparty will go on sale on Tuesday 6 June. All the profits made from ticket and photograph print sales will be donated to the MS Society.
Tickets will only be available to subscribers of the YALA! Records mailing list. Sign up at www.yalarecords.com/signup.
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