Concert Across America Adds Eddie Vedder

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concert-across-americaUpdate (September 14): Eddie Vedder has joined the Beacon Theatre lineup.

Music has long been used as a catalyst to acknowledge conflict and help bring about change. On Sunday, September 25, which was named by Congress as a National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, artists will gather at multiple venues in cities across the country for The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, an event spearheaded by Massachusetts-based Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and dozens of other organizations with similar goals. This nationwide effort will feature a diverse array of artists performing at venues ranging from churches and school gymnasiums to honky-tonks, hotel rooftops and theaters.

The Beacon Theatre in New York City will serve as one of the 100-plus participating venues and play host to headliners Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn and Harlem’s Gospel for Teens. The musicians performing at the other venues, which stretch across the country from Maine to California, will give voice to the more than five million Americans who have been murdered by a firearm since the mass shooting at the University of Texas in Austin on August 1, 1966.

The mission of the Concert Across America is to remember and honor the tremendous loss of life that gun violence has cost our communities. SHV Founder John Rosenthal says, “In the midst of America’s epidemic of gun violence that results in 90 deaths, over 200 injuries and a mass shooting every day, this powerful coast-to-coast concert and organizing effort will raise awareness.”

#ConcertAcrossAmerica to #EndGunViolence

Tickets for the Beacon Theatre are available here.

To see a list of the venues participating and for more info, visit Concert Across America’s website.

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