Scissor Sisters Set For London AIDS Benefit
The Scissor Sisters will play one of their biggest headlining shows in the United Kingdom as part of a Sept. 16 AIDS benefit at London's Trafalgar Square. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to RED, thThe Scissor Sisters will play one of their biggest headlining shows in the United Kingdom as part of a Sept. 16 AIDS benefit at London's Trafalgar Square. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to RED, the anti-AIDS campaign co-founded by U2 frontman Bono.
The event will promote the release of the band's second album, "Ta-dah," which includes the Elton John-featuring single "I Don't Feel Like Dancing." Scissor Sisters' self-titled debut was the U.K.'s biggest selling title in 2004, according to the Official U.K. Charts Company.
The Trafalgar Square concert is a joint project with U.S. wireless carrier Motorola, which is using the event to promote its red-colored MOTOSLVR handset. Tickets are free but only available for 10 days beginning today (Aug. 18). Fans must text the word "MOTORED" to the number 80855 at a cost of $2.80.
"London is our spiritual home, and the U.K. gave us our first and longest-lasting embrace," group member Babydaddy told the media. "To be able to play this event in conjunction with the [RED] campaign and to launch our new album seemed the perfect match."
Motorola and its U.K. retail partners are also contributing $18.90 to the Global Fund from every sold MOTOSLVR device, which launched on May 15. U.K. mobile networks are donating 5% of the monthly bill generated via MOTOSLVR handsets to the fund.