Fall Out Boy to curate anti-gun violence benefit concert

"This is a time for action"

Fall Out Boy have announced that they are to headline and curate an anti gun violence benefit concert later this month.

The group’s show will take place at The Anthem in Washington D.C., with bassist Pete Wentz expressing his and the band’s frustration at the lack of action following the Parkland shooting in Florida last month. “This is a time for action,” says Wentz. “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.”

G-Eazy and BeBe Rexha are set to perform, with appearances from the Stoneman Douglas High School survivors and other surviving victims of gun violence.  Additional guest appearances are yet to be announced.

Tickets are on sale Wednesday March 14 at 10am EST /  2pm GMT. Prices range from $100 to $175, with all proceeds donated to gun reform charities.

Fall Out Boy released their latest album ‘Mania’ back in January. They play the following UK and European shows in March and April.

27 – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham

28 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
29 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
31 – The O2, London

3 – Zénith, Paris

4 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam
6 – Max-Schmelling-Halle, Berlin
7 – Mehr! Theater, Hamburg
8 – Zenith, Munich
10 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf
12 – Forest Nationa, Brussels