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Punk Bands Rock Out To Plea For Peace

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.

Here’s Where You Can Catch The PFP-TAT Schedule-And Don’t Forget The Canned Food!:

  • Aug 23 Chicago, IL, The Metro
  • Aug 24 Detroit, MI, St. Andrews
  • Aug 25 Cincinnati, OH, TBA
  • Aug 26 Latham, NY, Club July 7 –
  • Aug 27 New York, NY, Wetlands
  • Aug 28 Worcester, MA, Palladium
  • Aug 29 Buffalo, NY, Sideshow Music Hall
  • Aug 30 Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre
  • Aug 31 Pittsburgh, PA, Club Laga
  • Sep 1 South Amboy, NJ, Club Krome
  • Sep 2 Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre
  • Sep 3 Washington, D.C., Nation
  • Sep 4 TBD
  • Sep 5 Carboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
  • Sep 7 Atlanta, GA, Echo Lounge
  • Sep 8 Gainesville, FL, Market Street Pub
  • Sep 9 St. Petersburg, FL, State Theatre
  • Sep 10 Orlando, FL, Sapphire Club
  • Sep 12 New Orleans, LA, Shim Sham Club
  • Sep 13 Houston, TX, The Engine Room
  • Sep 14 Austin, TX, Emo’s
  • Sep 15 Albuquerque, NM, Launchpad
  • Sep 16 Phoenix, AZ, Nile
  • Sep 17 San Diego, CA, Cane’s Bar & Grill
  • Sep 18 Pomona, CA, Glass House
  • Sep 19 San Francisco, CA, Great American
  • Sep 20 Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theatre
  • Sep 22 Portland, OR, TBA
  • Sep 23 Seattle, WA, Graceland
  • Sep 25 Virginia, TBA
  • Sep 26 Denver, CO, Odgen Theatre
  • Sep 26 Lawrence, KS, Bottleneck
  • Sep 27 St. Louis, MO, Creepy Crawl
  • Sep 28 Sioux Falls, IA, Lakota Events Hall
  • Sep 29 St. Paul, MN, North Star Ballroom
  • Sep 30 Milwaukee, WI, Miramar Theatre
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