Its official, the famous and popular Myspace.com is set to organize a total of 20 concerts featuring several bands listed and promoted on their site to perform and campaign to raise money, as well as awareness, for humanity issues in Sudan. While Myspace.com servers are located in the United States, Sudan is literally half the world away in northeast Africa. The site has gained more than half of its popularity from emerging and groundbreaking bands and by their devoted and loyal fans. It has been only recently that the site has become involved with social causes. And still, this only adds to the site’s growing popularity.
The infamous crisis in Darfur in an issue known around the globe, and Myspace believes they must take action as soon as possible. They believe that Myspace’s popularity must be taken advantage of and raising money and awareness for Sudan would be the perfect chance to do so.
Nearly 2 million men, women, and children have been forced from their homes all over the country from years of fighting between the established government and radicals in Sudan’s deserts. Around 200,000 people have died since the conflict started in the country.
The UN and its members believe that slowly but surely, Darfur is stepping towards complete chaos. They believe there will be violence, murder, rape, and other horrible crimes. Humanity may become completely dead in Sudan.
The concerts will take place on Saturday, October 21. Participating artists will include TV on the Radio in Philadelphia, PA, Alice in Chains in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ziggy Marley in Medford, Oregon, Citizen Cope in Seattle, Gov’t Mule in Spokane, Washington, and Insane Clown Posse in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Other similar concerts will take place in Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco, California; Melbourne, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Paul, Minnesota; Reno, Nevada; Baltimore; Asheville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Washington, D.C. Getting all its Canadian members involved, a show will also take place in Toronto.
Bands of many genres will be performing as well. Pop, rock, rap, reggae, country, and folk bands participating agreed to donate part of their ticket sale profits to many relief efforts in Sudan and the neighboring country of Chad. Myspace says to keep an eye out for its public service announcement presented by the American actor and celebrity, Samuel L. Jackson. The commercial will appear on TV and in theaters. Myspace promises this will be a great and successful effort.