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    Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:47:51

    After Romeo Team Up With Defeat the Label - Down with bullying!

    American pop group After Romeo x Defeat the Label = a good thing.

    Why? SINCE BULLYING SUCKS! Together, they hope to stamp it out.

    Defeat the Label is an international anti-bullying organization and they are joining forces with the band for the BULLY PROOF Tour, a nationwide tour sponsored by Life n Soul that includes musical performances by the band coupled with positive social messages about anti-bullying and harassment.

    During the tour, the band will be visiting various junior and senior high schools and malls throughout the country. The three-month tour will make stops through Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada.

    All five performers in After Romeo were raised in different parts of the country with dramatically different musical and social influences. They will share their personal experiences with bullying and open a dialogue with students and fans about the realities and long-term effects of bullying.

    What a great way to speak to kids – through music. They can know they are not alone.

    The band explains its stance on bullying in the video below. Watch it!

    As part of a generation of young Americans who are faced with situations every day where they are vulnerable to bullies, After Romeo are committed to not only doing what they love, performing music, but also wrapping a social message to their work. They realize their influence as role models and pop culture icons for many young kids who may look to them for support in these difficult situations.

    "Boy bands know a thing or two about being bullied," says After Romeo's youngest member Devin Fox, 16. "All of us in the group have been poked fun at and called really bad things just because we wanted to sing and dance."

    "Artists are at the core of how Defeat the Label engages young people in conversations around bullying. We are thrilled to be working with After Romeo empower their fans to stand up against bullies and speak out for what is right," said Jeff Sakwa, President of Defeat the Label.

    Every seven minutes a child in the US is bullied. Defeat the Label is dedicated to promoting an inclusive, judgment-free society by working with schools, parents and kids to promote a bully-free community.

    Defeat the Label provides a curriculum and social advocacy tools for students, parents, teachers and school administrators to promote a bully-free society without social labels and stereotypes. On May 2, 2014, the org will join more than 5 million students worldwide for our annual Stand4Change Day depicting a visual representation that bullying won't be tolerated.

    Tour Dates:

    10/26 Salt Lake City - Valley Fair Mall
    11/2 Colorado Springs - Chapel Hill Mall
    11/16 Phoenix - Tempe Marketplace
    11/30 Las Vegas - Fashion Show Mall
    12/7 San Jose - Santana Row
    12/14 Sacramento - Downtown Plaza

    Additional dates through end of 2013 to be announced.

    Will you support the band and the anti-bullying cause?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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