Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon Among Massive Names For Political Activism Project
2 May 2013, 12:13
Some of the biggest names in music - including Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Jay Z and Soundgarden - have all signed up to a new scheme where fans can get free gig tickets in exchange for work towards ending extreme poverty.
It's as part of the Global Citizens project which is 'a tool to amplify and unite a generation's call for justice. It's a place for you to learn, and act, to bring an end to extreme poverty.'
People who sign up can earn points by watching and sharing videos about extreme poverty, signing petitions, buying fairtrade products and writing to their political representatives about issues surrounding extreme poverty.
These points can then be exchanged for rewards like gig tickets to see bands who have signed up to support the movement.
Pearl Jam's manager Kelly Curtis is among those behind the project - which hopes to modernise and incentivise activism.
The list of acts who have signed up so far:
The Disco Biscuits
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
The Joy Formidable
Kings Of Leon
My Morning Jacket
Nine Inch Nails
Pearl Jam, Portugal
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
the String Cheese Incident
The War on Drugs
Find out more at http://www.globalcitizen.org/tickets