Speedy Ortiz released the glittering fuzzed-out Foil Deer earlier this year and have been touring behind it for the majority of the year. But to cap off 2015 the band has announced a series of all ages shows, and will be donating all the proceeds from these final concerts to the Girls Rock Camp Foundation. Here’s frontwoman Sadie Dupuis’ full statement on the series:
We toured non-stop in 2015 and wanted to cap it off playing a series of all ages shows (which is always our favorite kind of show). We’ve also wanted to do a tour with a charity fundraising component for a long while. We’ve done a few fundraisers this year–for the Ferguson Library and the Baltimore Food Bank–but for this tour, we wanted to do something that had a national impact while still supporting local communities.
The Girls Rock Camp Foundation was the perfect choice. GRCF provides funding and support to the the various Girls Rock organizations around the world, which in turn provide affordable music education to kids. Girls Rock helps level the music business’ playing field by coaching girls to form bands, develop skills in music engineering and technical production, and build their self esteem along the way. We love the work GRCF does, and are proud to support them on this tour–and can’t wait to play with a Girls Rock Boston band at our hometown show! We’re also so lucky that our friend Michael DeForge, one of the best comics writers and illustrators around, has designed a narrative poster series to help benefit GRCF as well.
Here are the full tour dates:
12/08 Providence @ Riass 20
12/09 Boston, MA @ Middle East
12/10 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
12/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
12/13 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
12/14 Richmond, VA @ The Camel
12/15 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
12/16 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
12/17 Nashville, TN @ The End
12/18 Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage