Fall Out Boy to host and headline Gun Prevention Concert in Washington D.C.

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.

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.

 

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