Fall Out Boy announces anti-gun violence benefit concert in D.C.
Fall Out Boy is heading to President Trump’s backyard to protest gun violence.
The band behind hits like “Uma Thurman” and “Centuries” announced they are headlining an anti-gun violence benefit concert called Stay Amped in Washington, D.C. with some help from fellow stars.
G-Eazy will share top billing with the band, and singers Bebe Rexha and Lizzo are also slated to perform March 23 at The Anthem in D.C. — one day before the city is set to be taken over by gun control activists at the March For Our Lives rally.
“This is a time for action,” bassist Pete Wentz said in a statement. “We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country. We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”
Stoneman Douglas students will appear at the show.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. are set to appear at the concert, which comes one month after a former student gunned down 17 students and staff in a Valentine’s Day attack.
Tickets to the show go on sale Wednesday with prices ranging from $100 to $175. All proceeds will be donated to gun reform charities Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords, founded by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords.