â€œAs the lights dimmed before [Matisyahu and Kâ€™Naan] came on, the only light still visibly shining was the (RED)NIGHTS logo illuminated on the walls, a symbol that even amongst something as bleak and devastating like AIDS and HIV, there is still hope.â€ James Boyce, Huffington Post
(RED) and Live Nation today announce new dates for (RED)NIGHTS, an innovative series of 26 concerts in the U.S. to generate money and awareness for the ultimate goal of eliminating AIDS in Africa. The new set of shows will feature concerts by (RED)NIGHTS artists Built to Spill, Thievery Corporation, Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin and Sondre Lerche at venues such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, The Paradise in Boston and the House of Blues in Chicago.
The new (RED)NIGHTS dates follow a successful first round of concerts, which earned attention in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, NME, Time Out New York and the Dallas Morning News. For the first set of shows, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, Gomez, Santigold, O.A.R., Lisa Hannigan, The Veronicas, Matisyahu and Kâ€™Naan each turned one of their concerts (RED) to bring the (RED) experience to life in a new way. At each of these shows, (RED)NIGHTS and the community of acclaimed artists aimed to inspire fans to participate in (RED)’s mission to eliminate AIDS in Africa by pausing to highlight the many ways to get involved and encouraging those in the audience to share the message and experience with others.
â€œI believe no person deserves to suffer from a preventable, treatable disease simply because they canâ€™t afford medicine,â€ said Marc Roberge of O.A.R. â€œIf bringing awareness to what (RED) is doing helps one person receive antiretroviral treatment and live a healthy life, we have accomplished our goal.â€
Ultimately, it is the goal of (RED)NIGHTS to build a communityâ€”of artists, concertgoers and music fans everywhereâ€”that is passionate about helping to fight AIDS in Africa. A portion of the proceeds of each (RED)NIGHTS concert goes directly to the Global Fund (theglobalfund.org).
(RED) presents the (RED)NIGHTS concert series kicked off at select Live Nation clubs and theaters across the country earlier this year. (RED) and Live Nation are collaborating to link acclaimed artists with their fans to join the fight against AIDS in Africa. Information about the scheduled (RED)NIGHTS concerts can be found at http://www.livenation.com and http://www.joinred.com/rednights
â€œ(RED) was looking to engage more people in its mission, to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. The (RED)NIGHTS series is an innovative concept that combines the power of Live Nation’s live music platform and venues to use peopleâ€™s passion for music to raise awareness and, ultimately, generate more money to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.â€ said Russell Wallach, President of North American Alliances for Live Nation. â€œWeâ€™re building a great line up of artists for (RED)NIGHTS, and believe we can help (RED) successfully deliver its message by connecting them with music fans all over the country.â€
â€œ(RED)NIGHTS is one more way for people to become (RED) and support our efforts to eliminate AIDS in Africa,â€ says Jenifer Willig, Director of Partners and Marketing at (RED). â€œWe’re so honored to have incredible artists turning their shows (RED) and look forward to bringing (RED)NIGHTS to fans across the country.â€
(RED)NIGHTS arrives on the heels of (RED)WIRE http://www.redwire.com, the innovative new digital music service from (RED). The (RED)NIGHTS artists join an impressive community of (RED) artists who are participating in (RED)WIRE, including U2, Coldplay, The Killers, Jay-Z, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Noel Gallagher, Conor Oberst, TV On The Radio, Death Cab For Cutie, Michael Franti and many more. (RED)NIGHTS and (RED)WIRE mark the first time (RED) has moved into the music arena and are a mutual extension of (RED)’s mission, whereby the music community is coming together as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds to help fight AIDS in Africa.
(RED)NIGHTS CONFIRMED CONCERTS
June 12 The Veronicas @ House of Blues New Orleans, LA
June 16 Matisyahu w/ Kâ€™Naan @ The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
June 18 Santigold @ House of Blues Dallas, TX
June 19 Lisa Hannigan @ Gramercy Theater New York, NY
July 28 Katy Perry @ Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
August 2 Gomez @ House of Blues San Diego, CA
August 13 & 14 O.A.R. @ Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
August 19 Fall Out Boy @ The Pageant St. Louis, MO
September 12 Ingrid Michaelson @ The Paradise Boston, MA
September 13 Sondre Lerche @ The Paradise Boston, MA
September 24 Joshua Radin @ House of Blues Chicago, IL
September 25 Brandi Carlile @ House of Blues Chicago, IL
October 3 Ingrid Michaelson @ House of Blues San Diego, CA
October 4 Thievery Corporation @ House of Blues Dallas, TX
October 9 Thievery Corporation @ The Fillmore Miami, FL
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 Built to Spill @ The Fillmore San Francisco, CA