Their announcement comes after almost twenty-four school shootings so far this year in the States.
As the #MarchForOurLives movement sweeps across America headed by the passionate teens who witnessed the Parkland school shooting last month in Florida, there has been an increase of celebrities and musicians vocalising their support for the movement and calling on the state to implement gun laws.
Fall Out Boy are the most recent band to show their frustration towards these increasing counts of gun violence. The concert will be held on the 23rd of March at The Anthem in D.C. and will be headlined by the group. Other acts that will be taking part so far include G-Eazy. More will be announced over the next few days.
All proceeds from the anti-gun concert will go towards 'Everytown for Gun Safety' and 'Giffords Courage', both organisations dedicated to gun law reform and the projection of voices dedicated to the cause.
this is the time for action. join us in the fight against gun violence for the Stay Amped benefit show at The Anthem in D.C. on 3/23, the night before @AMarch4OurLives. proceeds go to @Everytown + @GiffordsCourage - tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10am https://t.co/qzdO1Lqzrx pic.twitter.com/PjOa0UOLTT— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) March 12, 2018
The benefit will take place the night before the 'March For Out Lives', a nationwide march that will aim to "end the epidemic of mass shootings". The Parkland shootings were the tipping point for many Americans and since the tragedy, discourse surrounding the issue of gun reform has lit up social media and news sites across the world.
Six key policies that save lives from gun violence:— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) March 11, 2018
1. Background checks
2. Child access prevention
3. Concealed carry permitting
4. Keeping guns away from domestic abusers
5. Extreme risk protection orders
6. Regulating military-style weapons
Learn more: https://t.co/IsRCFP1975 pic.twitter.com/7vBDaZjCS8
The passage of a Florida gun-control bill raising the legal age for purchases of long guns to 21 and imposing a three-day waiting period on some gun purchases proves that popular engagement can still have an effect, even in an N.R.A. stronghold. https://t.co/YjPZWq2kzt— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) March 13, 2018
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