Bands With Good Music and Good Philanthropy

This blogpost might be a little inspired by Fall Out Boy's new music drop. Fall Out Boy dropped M A N I A this morning, while releasing a new LP and tour announcement. One of the most exciting parts of this announcement is their declaration that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund. An initiative the band created to benefit charities in Chicago. 

The new tour currently features 20 dates with more to come. They will yield a significant amount to donate to local charities in the Chicago area. 

In addition to Fall Out Boy's philanthropy, Panic! at this Disco has also engaged in several philanthropic efforts. They've donated to the Human Rights Campaign, Cancer Research UK, and Planned Parenthood. The most recent being Planned Parenthood. Panic! released a shirt in collaboration in which all proceeds went to Planned Parenthood. 

Frontman Brendon Urie actually matched the donations, which topped over $50,000. The shirt sold out both times Panic! made it available for sale. 

These are prime examples of what bands/artists can do if they decide to lend their voices to a charitable cause. The results can be overwhelming positive. Something I hope more bands decide to do in the future. 


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