Brand New Announce Partnership With Food Banks, Support For Discography Shows

Brand New

Brand New are taking advantage of their full-discography shows to collect canned food for those in need this holiday season. The band is asking attendees of the highly sought after shows to bring two canned food items, which will be donated to local food banks. You can check out the full list of food banks the band will be working with below.

Additionally, the band has announced support for the shows. The So So Glos, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, The Front Bottoms, and The Wild will be opening for the band at different shows. The shows sold out in record time shortly after they were announced, but the band promises that they will be playing more shows in 2014. Read a full statement after the jump.

December 6, 2013

There’s a bit of trite talk that gets thrown around this time of year about all kinds of good will and merry making and joy, but there isn’t anything trite about the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people in this country who don’t have enough to eat. We are pleased and proud to be partnering with food banks in each of the cities we’re playing this month, and we urge you to bring 2 cans of non perishable food items when you come hear our songs. It is a small gesture that goes a long way.

When you donate at the show you will receive a raffle ticket to win some memorabilia, but please consider donating not for the prize, but because someone who needs it will be helped by these organizations who are doing such important work every day.

We thank you.

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December 8 – The TroubadorLos Angeles, CA

Angel Harvest 

December 9,10 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

December 20, The Paramount, Huntington, NY

Long Island Cares – Harry Chapin Food Bank

December 21, Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

Lunchbreak

December 22, The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY

Camba

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Not at all a sidenote: The So So Glos, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, The Front Bottoms, and The Wild, will all, at separate times, be playing with us through December.

As a group we would like to express our gratefulness for the support we continue to receive from you. And as an assurance to anyone not able to catch any of the upcoming dates, we are planning on a lot more shows this coming year. It is an odd and exciting thing being part of this band, and thanks for being there with us.

John Bazley

John Bazley was raised in central New Jersey by the romantic aura of the Asbury Park beachfront, punk rock, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. He is still trying to figure all of this stuff out.

In addition to UTG, John has contributed to Alternative Press and Full Frequency Media. Follow him on Twitter for pictures of his dog.
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