New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional to headline Parkland benefit concert


While the country, and much of the world, is still reeling from the senseless shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., those in the South Florida community have made it their mission to come together and help those victims any way they can. On Wednesday (Feb. 28), local rock radio station 104.3 The Shark announced how they intend to help the victims of the shooting and it includes the healing power of music. Taking to social media, the radio station and its hosts announced a concert to benefit the Broward Education Foundation Victim’s Fund.

Titled “#ParklandStrong: A Concert Benefiting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” the show will bring together several rock musicians who call the southern part of Florida home. Headlining the springtime show will be New Found Glory who not only call the Parkland area home, but are also MSD alums.

In a Twitter post, the band writes: “As some of you may or may not know, half of our band went to MSD, so it is important to us that we do as much as we possibly can to help the school and families of the victims. They deserve our love, support, and help and we will help in any way we can. We have decided that in an effort to help raise funds for those impacted by the events at MSD and to honor the victims and heroes, NFG will be playing a benefit show at Pompano Beach Amphitheater on May 16.”

Also performing at the benefit will be Dashboard Confessional (who call Boca Raton home) and former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key (who calls Jacksonville home). Both Dashboard Confessional and Key will reportedly perform “intimate acoustic sets” while it appears New Found Glory will perform a normal, full set.

As New Found Glory posted in their open letter to fans, the show will take place on Saturday, May 16, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Pompano Beach. Tickets for the benefit show will go on sale beginning this Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. local time here. Tickets will cost $25 each with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the fund.

The show will be all ages with door opening at 5 p.m. and the show beginning an hour later at six.

Last week, local Fort Lauderdale concert venue Revolution Live held their own concert benefit for the victims of the shooting. Pop star Austin Mahone, DJ-duo Jack and Jack, and 20 others artists performed at the show.

The Fray Release New Song and Benefit News

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The Fray might always been known as that band that gave Grey’s Anatomy their theme song, but that doesn’t mean that’s where they end. Today, the band have revealed a brand new song titled, “Love Don’t Die.” The song debuted on radio yesterday, but the song will go on sale on iTunes on October 21.

The new song will be featured on the band’s upcoming fourth album which is still untitled. One thing that is official is the fact that the album is scheduled to hit stores on January 14, 2014; the audio video for the song can be heard below.

The Colorado-based band not only released the new song, but it was  also announced that they will be joining forces with Dave Matthews, members of the Lumineers, Nathaniel Ratelff and many others for “Colorado Rising: A Benefit for Flood Relief.” The show is scheduled to take place on October 27 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield and all proceeds from the show will go to help out the victims of the Colorado flood that took place last month.

“Coloradans unite during crisis – so does the music community. We are thrilled so many musicians are coming together for this flood relief benefit concert,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper in an AEG Live and Live Nation news release.

Tickets for the concert range from  $65-$125 and go on sale October 18, but like it was stated earlier, all proceeds go to those affected by the storms.