Fall Out Boy is teaming up with March For Our Lives to take a stand for gun control by headlining an anti-gun violence benefit concert next weekend in Washington D.C.
The rockers are performing in wake of the mass shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “Stay Amped,” will take place the night before the march, which was organized by the survivors of the school shooting.
FOB won’t be the only ones taking a stand in President Trump’s backyard – artists G-Easy, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo, and a handful of other surprise guests are on the night’s line-up. Proceeds from the show – which range form $100 to $175 per ticket – will go toward anti-gun organizations Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence.
“Music brings people together, fuels our energy and offers us inspiration,” politician and gun violence survivor Gabrielle Giffords told Billboard. “I’m thrilled that the night before students take to the streets to march in communities across the country, this concert will provide an opportunity for us to gather and show support for the activism of young people and to encourage them to stay loud as they demand a safer future.”
According to the website, for every seat purchased, a ticket will be donated to a student activist who is participating in the march not only from Parkland, but across the country.
“This is a time for action,” FOB’s bassist Pete Wentz said in a statement. “We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country. We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”
Stay Amped will take place at The Anthem on March 23 in Washington, D.C. at 7:30 p.m. The March For Our Lives will take place the following morning throughout the city, as well as in over 600 marches that will commence around the country.
Last Updated on March 16, 2018 by Sean Burns