Honor Society Headlines Salvation Army Rock The Red Kettle Tour
Multi-City Tour Encourages Fans to Volunteer with Salvation Army During Holidays
Alexandria, VA (November 9, 2011) - Following the release of their hot new album, A Tale of Risky Business Part 2, Honor Society will headline The Salvation Army's first ever Rock the Red Kettle Tour. The tour will kick off on November 26th in Orlando, FL and will support the Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign. During the multi-city tour, Honor Society will ask fans to support The Salvation Army in their local communities during the Christmas season through volunteerism and giving to those less fortunate.
We couldn't be more excited to tour in support of our new album A Tale of Risky Business Part 2 in partnership with The Salvation Army," said Michael Bruno, lead singer for Honor Society. "It's been such a life changing experience working with the Salvation Army and we're ready to be out on the road, playing concerts, encouraging our amazing fan base to get in the spirit of giving and to be part of this iconic Salvation Army tradition."
The Salvation Army's Rock the Red Kettle Tour with Honor Society - featuring Michael Bruno, Andrew Lee, Jason Rosen, and Alexander Noyes - will raise awareness of The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. Last year, the Red Kettle Campaign raised a record $142 million in 2010. The tour kicks off in Orlando, FL on November 26th and will wrap up in Los Angeles. On December 17, Honor Society will also be part of a star-studded lineup with the second annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert at Universal City Walk. Honor Society will perform its last show of the tour on December 18 at the Roxy. A complete listing of tour stops can be found at www.honorsocietymusic.com
During the tour, Honor Society will be asking their fans to volunteer with local Salvation Army programs and events to help community members in need. Programs and events vary between cities but include volunteering at youth programs, kitchens, shelters or even at a traditional red kettle.
"We wanted our new album, 'A Tale of Risky Business: Part 2' to inspire change, both musically and socially, and to encourage the next generation of philanthropists," said Alexander Noyes, drummer for Honor Society. "We are so fortunate to have this opportunity and to support the important work being done by The Salvation Army."
Last year, Honor Society was the featured band during The Salvation Army's inaugural Rock the Red Kettle Concert in Glendale, CA. The free concert drew a crowd of thousands of Honor Society fans, as well as fans who came to see other young artists including One Call, Savvy, Emily Osment, New Hollow, Ashlyne Huff and Stevie Brock. Fans who couldn't attend the concert in person were able to watch the Rock the Red Kettle Concert streaming online.
"We're more than excited and honored to be supporting Rock the Red Kettle with Honor Society. In one year Rock the Red Kettle has grown from a single concert to a national tour, thanks to the generosity of a driven and talented group of young men and their fans," said Major George Hood, National Community Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army. "The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign helps the Army serve nearly 30 million Americans in need each year. We couldn't do that without the support of the generosity of the young American."
In addition to giving to the iconic red kettles that will be posted at store fronts in November and December, for the seventh year in a row, The Salvation Army makes it possible for fans to become online bell-ringers and host an Online Red Kettle at www.onlineredkettle.org. Supporters can also give the Red Kettle Campaign through the Army's text-to-give program. Through December 24, donors can text the word "GIVE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Red Kettle Campaign.
From its origin as a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army workers and volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells daily and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers. In 2010, the campaign raised more than $142 million nationwide, a new record supported by the public's nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, credit cards (and the occasional diamond ring or gold tooth) all collected and used to help people in the communities where they were raised. Last year, the funds helped The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, toys and other assistance to nearly 30 million Americans in need.
Honor Society Rock The Red Kettle Tour Dates include:
Saturday 11/26/2011 Orlando, FL The Social
Sunday 11/27/2011 Atlanta, GA Five Spot
Tuesday 11/29/2011 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live
Wednesday 11/30/2011 New York, NY Marlin Room
Thursday 12/1/2011 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Friday 12/2/2011 Montreal, QC Underworld
Saturday 12/3/2011 Toronto, ON Mod Club
Sunday 12/4/2011 Philadelphia, PA The Note
Monday 12/5/2011 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
Tuesday 12/6/2011 Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley
Wednesday 12/7/2011 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
Thursday 12/8/2011 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Friday 12/9/2011 Cleveland, OH Wilbert's
Saturday 12/10/2011 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
Monday 12/12/2011 St Louis, MO Cicero's
Wednesday 12/14/2011 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
Thursday 12/15/2011 Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday 12/17/2011 ROCK THE RED KETTLE SHOW AT UNIVERSAL CITY - LA
Sunday 12/18/2011 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
About Honor Society
Honor Society is a pop-rock band from New York City. Since the Spring of 2009, Honor Society has been named one of the six breakout bands to watch by Rolling Stone Magazine and identified as a Buzzworthy band by MTV. Their debut album 'Fashionably Late' reach #18 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week. On October 25th, Honor Society released their highly anticipated Sophomore album, "A Tale of Risky Business Part 2", executive produced by Adam Blackstone (Maroon 5, Kanye West, Eminem). The album debuted at #12 on the iTunes charts. The band has toured extensively across North America, with four national headlining tours already to their credit, opening runs with the Jonas Brothers and Timbaland, as well as sharing the stage with The Fray and Neon Trees. Honor Society also has an incredibly strong social media base with over 130,000 followers on both twitter and Facebook."
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.