On Thursday April 28th Bleu brings his new partnership with Artists Against Hunger & Poverty to Boston and needs your help!. AAHP teams with artists to raise funds and awareness for effective community-based organizations working to combat hunger and poverty. (You can find out more about AAHP & WhyHunger here). Bleu, along with his friends and fans will be volunteering at the Somerville food bank (noon to 3pm). Volunteers will be distributing food and/or packing food bags for distribution. All volunteers joining Bleu will receive a free Bleu T-shirt, guest list for his next Boston show, and a free WhyHunger T-shirt. Please RSVP if you want to volunteer! (For more details and to help spread the word visit the Facebook event here.)
“I’m excited to be working with WhyHunger and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty. I spend most of my days now in Los Angeles and Boston, and it’s easy to see where people need help when you’re living in a city. With WhyHunger I hope to help the fight against hunger in many of the cities that I travel to as an artist, and starting here in Boston makes perfect sense. Boston will always feel like home to me and I hope I can do my part to give back, and get my fans and friends involved to help me.”
But wait, there’s more!
Bleu will also be speaking on a panel On Tuesday April 26th for “Financing creativity – Microfunding and VCs” at Berklee & Midem’s Rethink Music Conference aimed at discussing and finding solutions for the current challenges of music creativity and commerce. His recent success with funding his latest CD through Kickstarter to the tune of $40K, plus his multi-level approach to his career as artist, professional songwriter, and producer gives him a unique take on funding creativity. For more info on that or ReThink, visit their website here.
On August 31st, the new album from Papa Roach “Time For Annihilation…On the Record and On The Road’ drops and the band has included a hidden track that will encourage fans to support the end of hunger and homelessness through organizations like WhyHunger (who have been fighting against hunger and poverty since 1975). The message personally recorded by frontman Jacoby Shaddix, encourages fans to do their part to fight hunger and homelessness. On the track, Shaddix asks fans to take out their phones and text a number for WhyHunger in order to donate $5 to the organization.
The cause hits close to home for P-Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix who was homeless during his childhood. Shaddix will also be recording a PSA for WhyHunger to help raise awareness for their free National Hunger Hotline (1-866-3-HUNGRY). For more information on WhyHunger, please visit www.whyhunger.org. “It’s really important to us to continue our partnership with WhyHunger and offer support in any way we can. It’s all about finding new ways to spread the word and raise awareness and this is the first time we’ve ever done something like this on an album. If one person listens to it and does something to help, we’ve done our job,” says frontman Jacoby Shaddix.
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