“The crisis in Darfur is a global concern and as a global community we have a responsibility to take action,” said Chris DeWolfe, CEO...

“The crisis in Darfur is a global concern and as a global community we have a responsibility to take action,” said Chris DeWolfe, CEO of MySpace. “MySpace’s reach gives us an extraordinary opportunity to spread the word and empower individuals to help address the horrors in Darfur.”

On Oct. 21, more than 20 Rock For Darfur concerts will be held across North America in an effort to unite artists nationwide during one day of already-planned performances. All bands involved in the Rock for Darfur event will donate portions of ticket proceeds to Oxfam’s relief efforts in Sudan and neighboring Chad. Bands participating in the Rock for Darfur campaign represent all genres including pop, rock, country and reggae and will be performing in all corners of the country.

Rock for Darfur concerts on Oct. 21 include:

Alice in Chains, Winston-Salem, NC, Millennium Center

Ziggy Marley, Medford, OR, Main One Center for the Arts

The Fray, Toronto, Ontario, Kool Haus

TV on the Radio, Philadelphia, PA, Starlight Ballroom

Atreyu, Baltimore, MD, Sonar

+44, Sacramento, CA, The Boardwalk

Secret Machines, San Diego, CA, SOMA

Insane Clown Posse, St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Landing

Citizen Cope, Seattle, WA, Showbox

Teddy Geiger, Melbourne FL, King Center

Jamie Cullum, Reno, NV, Reno Hilton Theater

Amos Lee, Washington DC, 9:30 club

The Lost Trailers, Atlanta, GA, The Peachtree Tavern

Hotel Café Tour, Louisville, KY, Phoenix Mill Tavern

Slightly Stoopid and Pepper, San Francisco, CA, Warfield

The Wood Brothers, Charleston, SC, The Music Farm

Jars of Clay, Minneapolis, MN, Marantha Hall

Gov’t Mule and Donavon Frankenreiter, Spokane, WA, The Big Easy

Benevento Russo Duo, Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel

Bob Weir & Ratdog, Milwaukee, WI, The Rave

“I’ve been watching the news reports and it brings tears to my eyes and anger to my heart when I see what is happening in Darfur right now,” said musician Ziggy Marley. “How can we sit by and not find a way to help? Together every little bit will add up.” (Full Story)

Limited edition Rock For Darfur T-shirts are available from SuperExcellent by Krista Allen and are printed on Edun Live shirts. The shirts can be purchased through www.myspace.com/RockForDarfur and www.BandMerch.com/RockForDarfur with all T-shirt profits going to Oxfam. BandMerch is waiving all transaction fees to sell the shirts for program supporters.