Bands join forces for Orlando compilation

Following the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, musicians have gathered to help support the victims/families of the shooting and the city of Orlando however they can. Panic! at the Disco held a blood drive and released a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds being donate. PVRIS and Beartooth did the same by releasing limited edition t-shirts while You Blew It!, who call Orlando home, released an EP benefiting Center Orlando, an LGBT center providing counseling in the wake of the shooting.

On Friday (June 17), it was announced that a slew of artists have joined forces to release a compilation titled Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando. The record will feature a total of 49 bands with all proceeds from the release going directly to the OneOrlando fund; the fund created to assist those who were victims of the shooting. Bands like  Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Allison Weiss, Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Bad Religion, Somos, Anthony Green, You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., Pity Sex, Pinegrove, the Menzingers, Citizen, Thin Lips, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, Turnover, Anti Flag, Tigers Jaw, Basement, and more are featured on the massive album. 

“This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBTQ community the best way we knew how; through music,” begins a collective statement from all the contributing artists.

“The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe. All proceeds from this compilation will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse shooting as part of the OneOrlando Fund as a symbol of solidarity as our city rebuilds. The price of this album is whatever amount you would like to donate to this cause.”

The compilation can be found here. If you want to help out and donate directly to OneOrlando, that link can be found here.

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The Get Up Kids Add Dates to Upcoming Tour

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Following a mini tour at the beginning of 2015, The Get Up Kids decided to make it a full-fledged year of celebrating their 20th anniversary. The “emo pioneers” announced back in June that they were heading out on tour with the Hotelier and Josh Berwanger for the summer. Then, after staying quiet about a potential second leg, they confirmed the news that they were not only going to visit the East coast in the winter, but that they would be taking Into It. Over It. and Rozwell Kid for the ride.

Now, several months after the second leg was announced, The Get Up Kids have revealed that they have added three more stops to their winter trek. The new stops will include a second day at the Double Door in Chicago, a stop at the recordBar in Kansas City, MO (TGUK’s hometown) with Josh Berwanger, and a stop at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

The newly added tour dates can be seen below in bold while tickets are reportedly already on sale.

THE GET UP KIDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

Nov 30 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar w/ Josh Berwanger
Dec 01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*
Dec 02 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
Dec 03 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
Dec 04 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall*
Dec 05 – Toronto, Canada @ Phoeniz Concert Theater*
Dec 06 – Montreal, Canada @ Theatre Fairmount*
Dec 08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
Dec 09 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
Dec 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House* 
Dec 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocodero Theater*
Dec 12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
Dec 13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
Dec 15 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva*
Dec 16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*

* – w/ Into It. Over It. and Rozwell Kid

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of The Get Up Kids, though according to our favorite source, Wikipedia, their official 20th anniversary will be next Wednesday, Oct. 14.