Before Fall Out Boy continue their MANIA world tour the (fall out) boys are taking a pit-stop, and taking a stand by hosting a gun prevention benefit in Washington DC.
The band have been so moved by the gun control debate that they’re spearheading a concert supporting the March For Our Lives rallies, which have been organized following the mass shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. The concert is set to take place on the 23rd of March at The Anthem in DC.
Sick of the apparent inaction to the increasing number of mass shootings, Pete Wentz has had enough, stating “this is a time for action. We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country. We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”
The event’s lineup has been hand-curated by Fall Out Boy, and is set to include appearances from G-Eazy, and BeBe Rexha, as well as students of Stoneman Douglas High School and gun violence survivors. Additional guest appearances are yet to be announced.
Tickets are on sale Wednesday the 14th of March at 10am EST (that’s 2pm in the UK), and tickets range from $100 to $175, with all proceeds going directly to gun reform charities.
This isn’t the first time that Fall Out Boy have thrown a benefit gig. It was only last year that the band donated the proceeds from their Houston show to charities aiding those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Not content with just hosting a benefit concert though, the band also released a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds going directly to the American Red Cross.