Feb 18th, 2008 Check out an All Time Low acoustic session and Sherwood's tour blog on Altpress.com!!Altpress.com Feb 14th, 2008 Do Something and Take Action! Announce Grant Winners! Take Action! Tour Kicks Off Tonight!!!!
Do Something and Take Action! Tour award $500 grants to Outstanding Young People across the US
Grants Empowered by Hot Topic, MySpace and Hopeless/Sub City Records
Take Action! Tour
Kicks Off Tonight In Detroit With
Every Time I Die, From First Last,
The Bled, August Burns Red and
The Human Abstract!
New York, NY- February 14th, 2008 – Do Something, the national not-for-profit that makes it possible for teens to change the world, and Hopeless/Sub City Records’ Take Action! Tour awarded $500 grants to 9 amazing young people who want to make change in their communities.
The Take Action Grants, empowered by MySpace Impact, the Hot Topic Foundation and Hopeless/Sub City Records, focus on everything from music and art education to suicide prevention and poverty. The Take Action! Tour, an annual charity tour that kicked off today, features Every Time I Die, From First to Last, The Bled, August Burns Red, and The Human Abstract.
The Do Something Take Action Grant Winners Include:
James Bearden, 18, of Milan, NM for his suicide prevention project I Love Life that includes a suicide prevention month at his high school, a kick-off assembly, a concert, a fund-raising dance, and speakers from a teen suicide awareness organization.
Naima Green, 21 of Stanford, CA for her project The eXchange (Cape Town-East Palo Alto Music Program). The eXchange project aims to connect two groups of students living in less than ideal conditions in Cape Town, South Africa and Palo Alto, California.
Chester Eastman, 22, of Center Conway, NH for his project The Alpaca Paper Service which is run and operated by developmentally disabled adults who want to work jobs that let them meet and interact with people in their community.
Arielle Barrientos, 17, of Biloxi, MS for her project Strings with Wings. For Strings with Wings, Arielle has organized a group of fellow musicians who will travel to Mexico this June to run a Violin workshop for the children of Saltillo, Mexico.
Jourdan Urbach, 17, of Roslyn Heights, NY for his project Children Helping Children--Saving Lives Through Music which raises funds for national medical organizations, hospitals and cutting edge research targeting neurological disease.
Linda Salinas, 23, of San Pablo, CA for her project Arts as a Vision for Change which brings together community and student organizations together to talk about their vision for Richmond High School and ultimately beautify a school that students can feel proud of, and bring color onto a campus that has no windows.
Stevie Peacock, 14, of Venice, FL for her project, Project KINDNESS which stands for Kids In Need Deserve New Elementary School Supplies. Stevie organizes supply collections and then donates the supplies to impoverished schools in and around Arcadia, Florida.
Andrew Chow, 22, of New York, NY for his project, East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), which is a student-run free clinic serving the uninsured residents of East Harlem.
Elliot Goldstein, 16, of Los Angeles, CA for his project, Carts for the Homeless. CFTH will provide homeless people with a functioning, durable cart with features such as a pull out tarp for rain, a water basin, and a lockable mechanism so their belongings are not stolen, all designed with their lifestyle in mind.
For more information on the Do Something Take Action Grant Winners and their projects, visit www.DoSomething.org/TakeActionWinners.
Charity partner Do Something is a place where young people are given the opportunity to help change the world. Instead of telling young people what cause they should get involved with, Do Something asks them “What’s your something?” and then gives them the information, resources, and grant-money to make change around the causes they are passionate about.
“DoSomething.org is a trusted resource for young people that want to make a difference and we believe in their ability to take action. When a 17-year-old has a great idea for making change in their community, Do Something is the organization that will step up and give them $500 to make that happen”, says Do Something CMO, Aria Finger
Hopeless/Sub City Records has chosen non-profit organization Do Something as the official charity for their 2008 Take Action Tour. Sharing a common mission to help young people make a positive difference in the world, Take Action and Do Something kicked off the annual tour today on February 14th, 2008.
“Our recent generations brought the world the personal computer and the mobile phone but also brought the world global warming and world violence over a theology dispute,” said Louis Posen, President of Hopeless/Sub City Records. “I can't imagine a better way to change the world than helping young, eager social entrepreneurs with resources to take action to solve the world’s problems. The Do Something grant program is amazing and does just that: directly believes in and empowers young people to make a difference.”
In 2007 alone, Do Something issued over $240,000 to young people who are making change in communities across the globe. Last year Do Something reached over 10 million young people, age 25 and under, and helped them take action. To apply for a grant or find out more information, check DoSomething.org
In 1999 Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations through their Sub City imprint and Take Action initiatives. Since then the label has released over 30 charitable titles and donated over 1 million dollars to various non-profit organizations. Take Action 2008 will benefit Do Something by donating 10% of all ticket sales and 5% of the suggested retail price for each Take Action! Volume 7 compilation sold.
Hot Topic, the music lifestyle mall retailer (hottopic.com), is once again the title sponsor of the tour. Hot Topic is a natural fit, as they demonstrate a passion for music in everything they do. Since the inception of Take Action! in 1999, Hot Topic has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Take Action! cause, helping to educate millions of people to make a difference. Additional generous sponsors and partners of the 2008 tour are: tour producer, Live Nation, MySpace, Purevolume, Alternative Press, Absolutepunk.net, and Fanscape.
The latest information can always be found at www.takeactiontour.com.
2008 Take Action Tour Dates:
2/14/08 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
2/15/08 Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club (The Rave)
2/16/08 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
2/17/08 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
2/19/08 Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
2/20/08 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
2/21/08 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
2/22/08 Boise, ID The Big Easy Concert House
2/23/08 Spokane, WA The Big Easy Concert House
2/24/08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
2/25/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
2/27/08 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
2/28/08 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
2/29/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues
3/01/08 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
3/02/08 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
3/03/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
3/05/08 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
3/06/08 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
3/07/08 McAllen, TX Cine El Rey Theatre
3/08/08 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
3/11/08 Port St. Lucie, FL - Mojo Room
3/12/08 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
3/14/08 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
3/15/08 Norfolk, VA Norva
3/16/08 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live!
3/19/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/20/08 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
3/21/08 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
3/22/08 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at the TLA
3/23/08 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza Feb 12th, 2008 Against Me! Performing Acoustic Version of "Ocean"...
The brand new, never before released, video of Against Me! performing “Ocean” acoustically from Chicago can be seen here: http://www.againstme.net/am.php/news/index.
Here's a message from the band: “We just posted a YouTube clip of our acoustic performance of "Ocean" at our special Thanksgiving Day benefit show in Chicago this past November...Hope you enjoy it!”
Feb 12th, 2008 Vote for National Product on MTVU!
VOTE FOR National Product's By All Means video on MTVU's THE FRESHMAN starting today through Friday, FEBRUARY 15 at 10:59am EST!!! Go to http://www.mtvu.com/music/freshmen to cast your vote and help to get the video added to rotation!
As By All Means continues to gain traction at commercial alternative and specialty radio (with recent adds at WEBX in Champagne IL, WSFM in Wilmington, NC and WHHZ in Gainesville, FL, plus spins on Detroit's CIMX and more) National Product is busy loading up their tour bus for a string of dates starting Feb 7 with Just Surrender, Lorene Drive and Farewell.
On March 1, National Product will open for a newly-reunited Slick Shoes at Anaheim, CA's Chain Reaction, followed by dates with Ivoryline and Breathe Carolina . On March 14th the band will share the stage with Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Audition and others at the South by So What Festival in Plano, TX.
Also be sure to check out National Product on Alloy.com's special Valentines Day feature at http://www.alloy.com/5/35/6416/9/.
In other NP news, www.Eventful.com, the leading global events Web site, has joined forces with the band to give fans the power to influence their upcoming Let the Night Fall Tour. National Product will be using Eventful Demand to let their loyal fans compete to win a spot on the tour schedule.
Eventful Demand enables fans to influence where their favorite artists perform by creating grass-roots campaigns to “Demand” the artists to come to their town. Tens of thousands of artists, comedians and even politicians are using Eventful Demand to connect with their fans and empower them to shape their tour. Eventful Demand is quickly becoming a phenomenon in the music and entertainment industry.
“We're excited to play in the cities that want us the most. Our fans have been very supportive over the years, and we're happy to be giving them a voice in where we tour. Much thanks goes out to Eventful for showing their support and putting this on,” said xx with National Product.
Launched Wednesday, January 30, 2008, the Demand competition will continue through 2:00pm PT on March 21, 2008 on Eventful.com.
“We love helping build stronger connections between fans and artists by enabling fans to influence where their favorite performers tour,” said Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful. “We’re excited to help National Product shape their tour based on the voice of their fans.”
Along with MySpace, YouTube and iTunes, Eventful is an essential part of the online marketing toolkit for performers and artists. Eventful is transforming the way that tours get routed by empowering fans to influence the tours of their favorite performers and by enabling performers to make the best decisions about where to tour.
Fans can join the competition and Demand a performance from National Product by visiting www.eventful.com/nationalproduct or www.myspace.com/nationalproduct.
National Product On Tour:
Feb 13 2008 5:00P
Golden State Mall (theZone) - w/ Just Surrender, Lorene Drive & Farewell Bakersfield, California
Feb 14 2008 6:00P
Knitting Factory - w/ Just Surrender, Lorene Drive & Farewell Hollywood, California
Feb 15 2008 6:00P
Chain Reaction - w/A Static Lullaby, Just Surrender, Lorene Drive & Farewell Anaheim, California
Feb 16 2008 6:00P
The Electric Theater w/ Just Surrender, Lorene Drive & Farewell St George, Utah
Feb 17 2008 6:00P
The Brick House w/ Just Surrender, Lorene Drive & Farewell Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 1 2008 7:00P
Chain Reaction - w/ Slick Shoes & Promise Me Scarlet Anaheim, California
Mar 5 2008 6:00P
The Masquerade (SIDEROOM) w/ Ivoryline & Breathe Carolina Atlanta
Mar 6 2008 6:00P
Boney Junes Music Venue w/ Ivoryline, Breathe Carolina Evansville, Indiana
Mar 8 2008 6:00P
Main Street Cafe w/ Ivoryline & Breathe Carolina Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 10 2008 6:00P
Eagles Lodge North w/ Drop Dead Gorgeous, Ivoryline & Breathe Carolina Wichita, Kansas
Mar 11 2008 8:00P
The Music Hall - AL w/ Ivoryline & Breathe Carolina Fayetteville, Arkansas
Mar 14 2008 4:00P
The Plano Centre w/Automatic Loveletter, Halifax, The Audition & Scary Kids, Scaring Kids Plano, Texas Feb 7th, 2008 Check out the Danger radio and Take Action! Tour segments that ran on E! earlier this week...
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