'Plea For Peace' Tourdates Taking Shape
The routing for the previously announced Plea For Peace/Take Action tour is taking shape, with a Sept. 13 opener set for Worcester, Mass.The routing for the previously announced Plea For Peace/Take Action tour is taking shape, with a Sept. 13 opener set for Worcester, Mass. Shows are set through Oct. 15 in Tempe, Ariz.; cities, but no venues, are set through an Oct. 28 finale in an unnamed Virginia city.
Among the acts due to appear at various dates are Jimmy Eat World, Le Tigre, (International) Noise Conspiracy, the Promise Ring, Thursday, Anti-Flag, the Donnas, Common Rider, Cursive, Snapcase, and Poison The Well. Visit the tour's official Web site for city-by-city lineups and the full routing.
Plea For Peace/Take Action is sponsored by the Sub City and Asian Man labels and the National Hopeline Network (1-800-SUICIDE). 10% of gross door receipts from the tour will be donated to the Hopeline, which "provides free national access to crisis counseling through a computer network that routes calls automatically to the closest participating suicide prevention center," according to organizers.
A Sub City compilation CD featuring rare tracks from artists on last year's trek went on to sell 60,000 copies, according to the label. A new compilation, due Aug. 20 from Sub City, will sport songs from Anti-Flag, Common Rider, Snapcase, Cave In, and Piebald, among others. The disc will be enhanced with suicide prevention and depression screening content.