Dan Deacon To Donate Profits From Two NYC Shows to Sandy Relief

Performing Williamsburg Hall of Music and Bowery Ballroom

Nov 06, 2012
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Currently on the road supporting his latest LP America, Dan Deacon has announced that  100% of the profits from his upcoming shows at Williamsburg Hall of Music and the Bowery Ballroom will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, with 50% going to Occupy Sandy and 50% to the Red Cross.

According to letter released by Deacon:

Having grown up on Long Island, so much of my family and many of my close friends live in New York and New Jersey. I don't feel right to going there, playing these shows and not pitching in to help out with the recovery so I'm going to donate my fee for these two shows to the Red Cross and Occupy Sandy. I chose these two organizations because they both cover the entire affected region and are both helping in very different capacities. I thought it would be best to inform my fans so that if they were also feeling conflicted about raging and partying while all this shit is so fucked, that at least they would know that their ticket was going to help aid in the recovery. Hopefully this can help ease the recovery for even just a few people. I encourage everyone to pitch in and give what they can in volunteer hours or donations.

peace

-dan

Deacon is but a small part of the music community pitching in to help the victims of the super storm. Last night Ben Gibbard donated $1 from each ticket sold from his performance at New York's Town Hall; at the High Line Ballroom ?uestlove DJed as part of HeadCount's Participation Tour with proceeds going to City Harvest; Brooklyn Bowl hosted a benefit for the Red Cross featuring screenings of Oscilloscope productions as Fight for Your Right Revisited and Shut Up and Play the Hits; and The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn will host East Coast Relief on Nov. 8 benefiting the Red Cross, featuring performances by Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Holly Miranda, Jennifer O'Connor, Jean Grae, and others.

Dan Deacon Tour Dates:

11/07 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall &
11/08 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick &
11/09 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace &
11/10 Montreal, QC - SAT &
11/11 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground &
11/12 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery &
11/13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club &
11/14 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg &
11/15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer &
11/16 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom &
11/17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
11/29 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5 &
12/05 Orlando, FL - The Social
12/06 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
12/08 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater
12/09 Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
12/10 Savannah, GA - Dollhouse
12/11 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
12/12 Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
12/13 Pensacola, FL - Handlebar
12/14 Gainesville, FL - Double Down Live
12/15 Tampa, FL - Crowbar

& = w/ Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda, Alan Resnick

(www.dandeacon.com)



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