THE WOLFE Tones will be donating all the money raised from the sale of their song 'Come Out Ye Black and Tans' to a homeless charity, the band have revealed.
The Irish rebel song skyrocketed in the iTunes charts of both Ireland and the UK yesterday after a planned State commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police was cancelled following public backlash.
'Come Out Ye Black and Tans' remains in the Number 1 spot in the UK chart today, and two versions hold the first and second slots in the Irish chart.
The Dublin-based band took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and announced that all the proceeds raised from the song's renewed popularity would be going to Irish homeless charity The Peter McVerry Trust.
The Wolfe Tones thank you for your support of the campaign to stop the RIC/Black n Tans commemoration. We will be donating the proceeds of the success you made by downloading “Come out ye Black and Tans” to the Peter McVerry Trust who do great work to aid the homeless, Brian W. pic.twitter.com/qITpAAxsr0
— The Wolfe Tones 🇮🇪 (@wolfetones) January 9, 2020
"The Wolfe Tones thank you for your support of the campaign to stop the RIC/Black n Tans commemoration," Wolfe Tones member Brian Warfield wrote.
"We will be donating the proceeds of the success you made by downloading “Come out ye Black and Tans” to the Peter McVerry Trust who do great work to aid the homeless".
The musician finished by congratulating fans for the succesful campaign and urged people to keep it going.
The sales show no signs of slowing down, and today today the song is creeping steadily up the Australian iTunes chart, currently in 16th place at the time of writing.
To find out more about the Peter McVerry trust or to donate directly to the charity you can visit the website here.