DUSTIN KENSRUE FROM THRICE, JON FOREMAN FROM SWITCHFOOT,
CHRIS CONLEY FROM SAVES THE DAY, JIM WARD FROM SPARTA
TO PERFORM ACOUSTIC BENEFIT CONCERT FOR INVISIBLE CHILDREN
Non-profit uses special night at the Troubadour to help end Africa’s longest-running war
SAN DIEGO – On December 19th, it’s not about the music. Dustin Kensrue from THRICE, Jon Foreman (SWITCHFOOT), Chris Conley (SAVES THE DAY) and Jim Ward (SLEEPERCAR, SPARTA, AT THE DRIVE IN) will perform a special acoustic concert to help raise awareness and support for a great cause. Invisible Children, a non-profit organization that provides education and economic relief to war-torn northern Uganda, has enlisted some of their biggest supporters to come out to West Hollywood’s legendary Troubadour club.
Sponsored by MySpace, Jedidiah Clothing and SocialVibe, the event will also jump-start multiple auctions for limited-edition and one-of-a-kind band paraphernalia including a Thrice backdrop from previous tours, Riley Breckenridge’s drumset, hand painted guitars from Circa Survive, miscellaneous equipment used by Fall Out Boy, and more to come.
“In auctioning this kit, I hope we can not only raise awareness and get more people involved in Invisible Children, but raise a decent amount of money for a cause, an organization, and people that I believe in,” says Riley Breckenridge from Thrice.
Invisible Children started in 2005 with a documentary film about children being abducted and forced to fight as soldiers for a rebel army in northern Uganda. The film, now seen by over 3 million people worldwide, has inspired a global movement of artists, musicians, and activists committed to using their time, talent and money to help end the 22-year war. Throughout the year, Invisible Children tours with bands like Thrice and Fall Out Boy to continue spreading the word and getting people involved.
Dustin Kensrue will be performing songs from his brand new holiday album, This Good Night Is Still Everywhere (released digitally 11/18 on Vagrant) and his debut solo release, Please Come Home, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart. “Musicians have so much potential to inspire their audience and include them on issues happening around the world,â€ says Kenny Laubbacher from Invisible Children, â€œit’s amazing to see this group of individuals embrace that power and act on it for a positive influence.â€
Date: December 19th
Location: Troubadour – 9081 Santa Monica Blvd – West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Invisible-Children-Benefit-tickets/artist/1270800. INvisible Children