Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Balconies busk for War Child Canada!

Toronto band The Balconies are pleased to present five tour dates in support of War Child's Busking for CHANGE initiative. Kicking off in St. Catharines at SCENE Music Festival on June 27th, The Balconies will stop in to different city centers to raise awareness and funds for War Child with support from local bands and friends.

October 2008 marked War Child's first Busking For CHANGE event in downtown Toronto. They had over 50 participating musicians, including Chantal Kreviazuk, Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, Neverending White Lights, The Arkells, The Skydiggers and many more, come out and busk for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. Since then War Child's Busking For CHANGE Festivals have spread to Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal. The Balconies will bring Busking for CHANGE through St. Catharines (June 27), Barrie (July 3), Guelph (July 7), Mississauga (July 9), and Belleville (July 18). They will be accompanied by a myriad of local artists eager to support the cause including Crush Luther, Dinosaur Bones, Fox Jaws, and more.

Busking for CHANGE has raised over $100,000 for war affected children through online and on-site donations. It has proved a hugely effective way to raise awareness and funds for children in war torn countries. Supporters in each market are encouraged to come out and donate generously or donate in advance online at http://audioblood.com/warchild. Tour dates and more information below.

June 25 @ The Shadow, GUELPH
June 27 @ Merchant Ale House, ST. CATHARINES (*SCENE Music Festival w/ Still Life Still, Sweet Thing)
June 27 @ Courthouse Steps Acoustic, ST. CATHARINES (*St. Catharines Busking for Change)
July 3 @ Five Points Outdoor Stage, BARRIE (*Barrie Busking for Change, Promenade Days)
July 9 @ Living Arts Centre Outdoor Stage, MISSISSAUGA (*Rock the Coliseum)
July 18 @ SummerFest Outdoor Stage, BELLEVILLE (*Belleville Busking for Change)

Here's the new video for their first single off of their S/T debut, "Serious Bedtime":