fun. partners with REVERB + Ben & Jerry's for Tour
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:54:35
Fun., who need someone to carry them home tonight, have announced a major partnership with non-profit group, REVERB and Ben & Jerry's for the upcoming REVERB Campus Consciousness Tour. The tour will hit an array of colleges across the country this fall.
The REVERB Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT) is both a concert and social cause campaign, aimed at educating and mobilizing students to take positive action. This CCT's social focus will be for LGBTQ equality. (LGBTQ is a widely used acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer.)
We love live music for a good cause! Taking the music and the issues to a college campus is about as brilliant as it gets, people!
In addition, the tour itself will be as Earth-friendly as possible.
So it's good music. It's supporting LGBTQ issues. It's Earth-conscious. And it's involving Ben & Jerry's? Eureka! This is our fave tour in like ever.
fun. fans attending the REVERB Campus Consciousness Tour will have the opportunity to connect with their campus LGBTQ organizations, learn how to get involved in the fight to get corporate money out of politics, and of course, sample free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
The upcoming trek marks the second year in a row that fun. has participated in the CCT.
"Last year we had an amazing experience on the Campus Consciousness Tour with REVERB," said Nate Ruess, lead singer of fun. "Colleges are fertile ground for activism and change. It's exactly where we need to be as we launch our support for LGBTQ equality."
In addition, fun. will kick off the run with a very special show on October 31st at Portland, Maine's State Theatre benefiting Mainers United for Marriage, a broad coalition of groups and people working to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Maine. The show will help raise awareness for the November 6th citizens' initiative vote to allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license in the state of Maine.
31 Portland, ME State Theatre
1 East Stroudsburg, PA East Stroudsburg University
2 Middlebury, VT Middlebury College
3 Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology
5 Newark, DE University of Delaware
14 Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College – Hoogenboom Center
15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre SOLD OUT!
16 Columbia, MO University of Missouri – Jesse Auditorium
17 Decorah, IA Luther College
18 Elmhurst, IL Elmhurst College
Are you going to see fun. on this socially conscious tour?