Banding together to raise awareness to those affected by gun violence…
In response to last month’s tragic events that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Fall Out Boy, G-Eazy and many more guests not yet mentioned on the roster will lead the way at an upcoming beneficial anti-gun violence concert.
The concert will be parallel to the March for Our Lives Movement, which will be led by students across the USA who are putting their foot down to take action themselves to prevent the epidemic of mass school shootings that seem to never end.
The concert dubbed “Stay Amped,” is scheduled to kick off the night right before the worldwide promenade in Washington D.C., March 23 at the Anthem.
Alongside Fall Out Boy, and G-Eazy, performances by BeBe Rexha, and Lizzo will also be present.
Though most are excited to see some of their favorite performers taking action in such a positive way, guest appearances by students, gun violence survivors and alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will also be in attendance.
Others are still not officially mentioned as of yet, but more fan favorites are sure to partake in the day’s events.
this is the time for action. join us in the fight against gun violence for the Stay Amped benefit show at The Anthem in D.C. on 3/23, the night before @AMarch4OurLives. proceeds go to @Everytown + @GiffordsCourage – tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10am https://t.co/qzdO1Lqzrx pic.twitter.com/PjOa0UOLTT
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) March 12, 2018
The show was curated by VP/Programming Innovation Liana Huth, of the broadcasting company Entercom and Donna Westmoreland of independent concert promotion company I.M.P. as a way of taking a step forward, rather than ignoring the issue and taking a step backward.
In a press statement Fall Out Boy speaks out about the upcoming concert:
“This is a time for action. We need to support the Parkland teens and kids across the country,” Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz said. “We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”
“I’m looking forward to being a part of this and getting energized by these kids and other survivors who have been incredibly inspiring to me.”
“Music brings people together, fuels our energy and offers us inspiration. It’s for those reasons music played such an important role in my recovery.
I’m thrilled that the night before students take to the streets to march in communities across the country, this concert will provide an opportunity for us to gather and show support for the activism of young people and to encourage them to stay loud as they demand a safer future.”
Tickets for the beneficial concert will go on sale tomorrow (March 14) at 10 a.m. ET via ticketfly.com and in person at various local venues such as 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Lincoln Theater, and where it will all take place at the Anthem.
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