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- Posted on Jan 21st 2013 1:30PM by Jason MacNeil
On Friday (Jan. 18) the band tweeted the following: "Anybody want to buy a church?" The tweet also contained a link to a listing for their church studio located in Farnham, Monteregie just outside of Montreal, Quebec, which was built back in 1850. The band is hoping to sell the studio for $325,000.
"Very private church located on a quiet side street of village," the listing describes the church studio as. "The entire volume of the nave is intact, kitchen and dining room adjoining the nave" are some of the details about the building, which has a "full height basement" with three bedrooms and two bathrooms that were renovated back in 2006.
"Charming church which housed a small concert hall, followed by a recording studio also offering accommodation," the listing adds. "Its architecture makes it a perfect location for an artist's studio, a place of worship, a cultural, community or other organization."
The only drawback might be the fact the roof needs to be replaced at a cost estimated from $24,300 to $44,200 depending on the materials used. The building -- which was assessed at $241,600 in 2012 -- will also come with rods and curtains of the nave, pews, a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, a wall air conditioning unit and alarm system.
The group, who are reportedly releasing a new studio album later this year, also took time to throw their support behind NBA player (and former Toronto Raptor) Matt Bonner and a drive to help Bonner compete in the NBA All-Star Game three-point shot competition.
"There's so much injustice in the world that we can't do anything about, but this is something we can change," the band tweeted on Friday with the hashtag #LetBonnerShoot. Another tweet also included a link to the letter Matt Bonner's brother Luke penned in order to get Matt into the competition.
In other news, the group announced last week they'll be participating in some form at Kanpe Kanaval in Montreal next month, a celebration based on the Haitian festival. There's no word on the event's site if the group are actually performing but 50 VIP tickets are for sale which enable you to meet the group. They're being offered at $400 with all proceeds going to KANPE.
Arcade Fire released their last studio album The Suburbs in 2010, which earned them a Grammy Award in 2011 for album of the year.
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