Fall Out Boy Is Headlining an Anti-Gun-Violence Benefit Concert
Fall Out Boy will be headlining a very special gig on March 23. In correspondence with March For Our Lives, the alt-rock stars will be performing in Washington DC at the Stay Amped benefit concert the night before the scheduled march. Both events hope to raise money and awareness for gun-violence prevention in the wake of last month's tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“This is a time for action. We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country,” Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz said. “We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”
Proceeds from the concert will go to two anti-gun-violence organizations: Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. Tickets go on sale at 10am ET on Wednesday at ticketfly.com.
Celebrities have been using their platforms to spread the word about March For Our Lives. George Clooney and his wife Amal have pledged $500k to the cause, which Oprah graciously matched. Justin Bieber, Amy Schumer and Paramore's Hayley Williams have all voiced support for stricter gun laws, too.