PSA: (RED)NIGHTS Tour Expands



Shameless plug time here… but it is for a good cause. See
official press release, below. How does Thievery Corporation, Built To Spill, O.A.R. and Santigold sound to you?


By Blurt Staff


(RED) and Live Nation today
announce new dates for (RED)NIGHTS, an innovative series of 26 concerts in the U.S. to generate money and awareness for the
ultimate goal of eliminating AIDS in Africa.
The new set of shows will feature concerts by (RED)NIGHTS artists Built to
Spill, Thievery Corporation, Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin
and Sondre Lerche at venues such as The Fillmore in San
Francisco, The Paradise in Boston
and the House of Blues in Chicago.


The new (RED)NIGHTS dates
follow a successful first round of concerts, which earned attention in Rolling
Stone, The New York Times, NME, Time Out New
York and the Dallas Morning News. For the first set
of shows, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, Gomez, Santigold, O.A.R., Lisa Hannigan,
The Veronicas, Matisyahu and K’Naan each turned one of their concerts (RED) to
bring the (RED) experience to life in a new way. At each of these shows,
(RED)NIGHTS and the community of acclaimed 
artists aimed to inspire fans to participate in (RED)’s mission to
eliminate AIDS in Africa by pausing to highlight the many ways to get involved
and encouraging those in the audience to share the message and experience with


“I believe no person
deserves to suffer from a preventable, treatable disease simply because they
can’t afford medicine,” said Marc Roberge of O.A.R. “If bringing awareness to
what (RED) is doing helps one person receive antiretroviral treatment and live
a healthy life, we have accomplished our goal.”


Ultimately, it is the goal
of (RED)NIGHTS to build a community-of artists, concertgoers and music fans
everywhere-that is passionate about helping to fight AIDS in Africa. A portion
of the proceeds of each (RED)NIGHTS concert goes directly to the Global Fund
( ).


(RED) presents the
(RED)NIGHTS concert series kicked off  at
select Live Nation clubs and theaters across the country earlier this year.
(RED) and Live Nation are collaborating to link acclaimed artists with their fans
to join the fight against AIDS in Africa.
Information about the scheduled (RED)NIGHTS concerts can be found at and


“(RED) was looking to engage
more people in its mission, to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.
The (RED)NIGHTS series is an innovative concept that combines the power of Live
Nation’s live music platform and venues to use people’s passion for music to
raise awareness and, ultimately, generate more money to help eliminate AIDS in
Africa.” said Russell Wallach, President of North American Alliances for Live
Nation. “We’re building a great line up of artists for (RED)NIGHTS, and believe
we can help (RED) successfully deliver its message by connecting them with
music fans all over the country.”


“(RED)NIGHTS is one more way
for people to become (RED) and support our efforts to eliminate AIDS in Africa,” says Jenifer Willig, Director of Partners and
Marketing at (RED). “We’re so honored to have incredible artists turning their
shows (RED) and look forward to bringing (RED)NIGHTS to fans across the


(RED)NIGHTS arrives on the
heels of (RED)WIRE, the innovative new digital music service from (RED). The (RED)NIGHTS artists
join an impressive community of (RED) artists who are participating in
(RED)WIRE, including U2, Coldplay, The Killers, Jay-Z, Elvis Costello, John
Legend, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Noel Gallagher, Conor Oberst, TV On The Radio,
Death Cab For Cutie, Michael Franti and many more. (RED)NIGHTS and (RED)WIRE
mark the first time (RED) has moved into the music arena and are a mutual
extension of (RED)’s mission, whereby the music community is coming together as
a vehicle to raise awareness and funds to help fight AIDS in Africa.






June 12            The Veronicas @ House of Blues            New Orleans, LA


June 16            Matisyahu w/ K’Naan @ The
Wiltern            Los Angeles, CA


June 18            Santigold @ House of Blues            Dallas, TX


June 19            Lisa Hannigan @ Gramercy Theater            New York,


July 28            Katy Perry @ Hammerstein
Ballroom            New York, NY


August 2            Gomez @ House of Blues            San Diego, CA


August 13 & 14            O.A.R. @ Bank of America Pavilion            Boston, MA


August 19            Fall Out Boy @ The Pageant            St.
Louis, MO


September 12            Ingrid Michaelson @ The
Paradise            Boston,


September 13            Sondre Lerche @ The Paradise            Boston, MA


September 24            Joshua Radin @ House of Blues            Chicago, IL


September 25            Brandi Carlile @ House of
Blues            Chicago, IL


October 3            Ingrid Michaelson @ House of
Blues            San Diego, CA


October 4            Thievery Corporation @ House of
Blues            Dallas, TX


October 9            Thievery Corporation @ The
Fillmore            Miami, FL


Oct. 31 & Nov. 1            Built to Spill @ The Fillmore            San Francisco, CA




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