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.

La Dispute Announce Upcoming Fall Tours

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La Dispute have announced they will be hitting the road in the Fall for two upcoming tours.

The first tour finds the Michigan band traveling up and down the west coast of the United States with a few stops in Texas for a couple of shows. The U.S. trek will begin on Nov. 2 at Double Door in Chicago and wrap up two weeks later on Nov. 17 at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle. Pity Sex and Envy will support the band on selected dates.

Right after wrapping the U.S. tour dates, they will head to South America for about a week. For five days, La Dispute will tour Brazil beginning on Nov. 19 at the Teatro Odisseria in Rio de Janiero and wrapping up on Nov. 24 at Porto Alegre’s Anexo B.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

UNITED STATES TOUR DATES:

Nov. 2 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
Nov. 4 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
Nov. 6 – Austin, TX @ FUN FUN FUN Fest
Nov. 7 – Austin, TX @ FUN FUN FUN Fest
Nov. 8 – Dallas, TX @ The Door**
Nov. 10 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre**
Nov. 11 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory**
Nov. 13 – Hollywood, CA @ El Rey**
Nov. 14 – San Francisco @ Regency Ballroom**
Nov. 16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
Nov. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre**

BRAZILIAN TOUR DATES:

Nov. 19 – Rio de Janeiro @ Teatro Odisséia
Nov. 20 – Belo Horizonte @ A Autêntica
Nov. 21 – São Paulo @ Clash Club
Nov. 22 – Curitiba @ John Bull
Nov. 24 – Porto Alegre @ Anexo B

* with Pity Sex

**with Envy