I.M.P. and The Anthem in Washington, D.C. have announced a special benefit concert titled “Stay Amped” that will take place on March 23 to support the March for Our Lives movement. Fall Out Boy will headline the event, joined by G-Eazy, BeBe Rexha and Lizzo, among others. Fall Out Boy is curating the line-up and is working with additional surprise guests who will also take the stage. The voices of students, gun violence survivors and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni will be amplified throughout the evening. The concert will benefit Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, and Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly.
Stay Amped tickets go on sale at 10 AM Wednesday, March 14. Tickets are available through ticketfly.com and at The Anthem, 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Lincoln Theatre during regular box office hours.
In the wake of the recent mass shooting that brutally cut short 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, and wounded more than a dozen others, organizers of the student-led March For Our Lives will take to the streets on March 24 in Washington, D.C., to demand that lawmakers act to end gun violence in all its forms. More than 600 sibling marches are planned across all 50 states — along with the flagship march taking place in Washington, D.C. — as an opportunity for those around the world to show their support for this important cause.
“This is a time for action. We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country,” said Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. “We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”
“Music brings people together and we’re grateful that The Anthem is hosting this event,” said John Feinblatt, President of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Americans should be free from gun violence at school, concerts and in our daily lives. The night before Americans rally across the country as part of the student-led March for Our Lives, we’ll join together to honor the lives of all gun violence survivors and pledge to fight in their honor.”
“I’ve been an avid follower and supporter of Everytown since the Orlando nightclub tragedy,” said Lizzo. “The fight for human rights is a no-brainer, and when our youth are threatened we must do everything in our power to protect them. Thank you, Everytown and Giffords for having us and working so hard for our rights.”
“Music brings people together, fuels our energy, and offers us inspiration. It’s for those reasons music played such an important role in my recovery,” said former Representative Gabrielle Giffords. “I’m thrilled that the night before students take to the streets to march in communities across the country, this concert will provide an opportunity for us to gather and show support for the activism of young people and to encourage them to stay loud as they demand a safer future.”
“I’m looking forward to being a part of this and getting energized by these kids and other survivors who have been incredibly inspiring to me,” said G-Eazy.