New Found Glory will headline an all-star show to benefit the victims of the mass school shooting at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. The May 16 show at Pompano Beach Amphitheater will also feature acoustic sets from Dashboard Confessional‘s Chris Carrabba and former Yellowcard singer Ryan Key.
All proceeds from the show — including ticket sales, concession, merchandise and sponsorships — will go to the official Broward Education Foundation Victims’ Fund, which has raised more than $2.6 million of a $3 million goal over the past two weeks. Tickets for the #ParklandStrong show will go on sale on March 5 at 10 a.m.; for more information click here or here.
In a statement announcing the show, NFG wrote: “The members of New Found Glory would like to start by saying this is a statement that we wish we never had to write in the first place. Our hearts are broken, and we cannot imagine the pain the victim’s families, friends, students, teachers, and anyone else impacted by the recent tragedy at MSD must be feeling.
“While we feel there are no words that we can say or do to fix this in any way, we wish to let you know that our hearts are heavy with the pain that this event has caused to so many,” the statement continues. “We want to stress that the most important part of the grieving process is to focus on the healing of those affected by this senseless act. As some of you may or may not know, half of our band went to MSD so it is important to us that we do as much as we possibly can to help the school and families of the victims. They deserve our love, support, and help, and we will help in any way we can.”
In another effort to raise funds for the effort, NFG is offering an MSD-inspired shirt, with all profits going to the Victims’ Fund. On Feb. 23, Austin Mahone and Jack & Jack played a benefit for the victims and survivors of the shooting that took the lives of 14 students and three adults.