MySpace Announces Second Annual Rock for Darfur

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LOS ANGELES — MySpace, the world’s most popular social network, today announced the second annual “Rock for Darfur” (www.myspace.com/RockForDarfur), a one-day philanthropic concert event created by MySpace to generate awareness and raise funds for the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 31 concerts will take place in the United States, as well as in Australia and South Africa, showcasing bands that share the common goal of promoting peace in the African region. Fans can show their support for the cause by attending one of the concerts. MySpace has arranged for a portion of the proceeds from each concert to be donated to Oxfam (http://www.myspace.com/Oxfam), a leading international relief and development organization, and to the Save Darfur Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the insecurity in Darfur.

“MySpace is committed to empowering our users to get involved and make a positive impact on the world around them,” said Jeff Berman, senior vice president of public affairs at MySpace. “Rock for Darfur is just one extension of our efforts to encourage the MySpace community to take action, in small, but meaningful ways, and help combat one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises.”

The “Rock for Darfur” concerts will feature bands from around the world representing all genres of music including pop, rock, country, punk, and reggae, uniting to make a positive impact on the Darfur crisis. Last year’s 22 “Rock for Darfur” concerts together raised $50,000 for relief efforts. Oxfam will use the funds raised to help provide 500,000 people in Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan with basic supplies such as clean water, shelter, blankets, soap, and disease prevention programs. The Save Darfur Coalition works specifically to support awareness and advocacy programs that are vital to ending the Darfur crisis.

"Rock for Darfur" concerts on Nov. 10 will feature:

  • “Amoeba Music: Brandi Shearer, Coby Brown, Quincy Coleman, and Meiko” – Hotel Café, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bob Weir and Ratdog - HOB, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Cartel – Skate Park of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • Coheed & Cambria – SOMA, San Diego, CA
  • Colbie Caillat – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
  • Emmitt Nershi Band – Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL
  • Enter the Haggis – Martyr’s, Chicago, IL
  • Envy on the Coast – SUNY Oneonta, Syracuse, NY
  • Fall Out Boy - The Young Wild Things Tour w/Gym Class Heroes and Cute is What We Aim For – Harbor Yard Arena, Bridgeport, CT
  • Family Force 5 – Xtreme Wheels, Buffalo, NY
  • Gabby Glaser – The Annex, New York, NY
  • Josh Kelley/Pat McGee Band – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
  • Maroon 5 – The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
  • Megadeth – The Metro, Perth, Australia
  • Mutemath and Eisley – HOB, Dallas, TX
  • MySpace Music Tour featuring Hellogoodbye and Say Anything – Palladium, Dallas, TX
  • NOFX – Wavehouse, Durban, South Africa
  • Now On with Buff1 and Othello - Club 156, Denver, CO
  • Puddle of Mudd – Pop’s, Sauget, IL
  • Rogue Wave – The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
  • Sick of it All – Agora, Cleveland, OH
  • State Radio – House of Blues, Chicago, IL
  • Streetlight Manifesto – Grand Ballroom, New York, NY
  • Suzanne Vega – Neumos Crystal Ball reading room, Seattle, WA
  • The Academy Is…with Armor for sleep, the Rocket Summer & Sherwood –Evolution, Buffalo, NY
  • The Decemberists – 930 Club, Washington, D.C.
  • The Heavy Pets – Mexicali Blues, Teaneck, NJ
  • The Minus 5 – The Towne Lounge, Portland, OR
  • Three Days Grace w/Seether – Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX
  • Wallflowers – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
  • Zion I – Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

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