Ditching the usual motive to profit through stinging ticket costs and merch fees, one 2001 tour is ready to hit the road on Aug 23 in hopes of bringing the profits back to the people, making the benefits of attendance more than just musical.
“One of the primary goals is to provide youth with both the knowledge and the resources to overcome the dilemmas they face today,” the official press release for the Plea For Peace-Take Action Tour states. Founded with a charitable purpose just as fierce as the rock performances it’s delivering, the outing seems to be riding on that fundamental punk ethic of DIY and make a difference.
Featuring headliners Hot Water Music and Alkaline Trio, as well as newcomers heavy on the rise including Thrice, Cave-In and Selby Tigers, the tour presented by Sub City and Asian Man Records will fundraise and educate on “youth-oriented issues,” with 15% of the bands’ profits donated to charity. While 5% of that amount will be given to various local crisis centers, the bulk 10% will help the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and its National Hopeline Network, 1-800-SUICIDE. Along with raising financial aid, each PFP-TAT show will hold a food drive at which concert goers can donate non-perishable foods in return for a free gift.
“This is an amazing line-up that we feel blessed to be a part of, and it’s benefiting a good cause,” says drummer Riley Breckenridge on the official website of Thrice, one of SoCal’s emerging hardcore bands rousing audiences with blistering punk instrumentals and aggressive yet melodic vocals.
This year’s 36-date string of shows is the fifth installation of the Plea For Peace-Take Action Tour, whose past efforts have collected more than $50,000 in funds. Tickets ranging between $10-15 can now be purchased through Ticketmaster.
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