House of Blues Entertainment has joined forces with the Keep A Breast Foundation to present the foundation’s first ever Breast Cancer Prevention music tour this October, which is also National Breast Cancer Prevention Month. Headlining the newly minted tour is all-girl electro-indie duo Uh Huh Her.
“I’ve chosen to become part of Keep A Breast because like many others I have been directly affected by breast cancer in my family,” Camila Grey said. “I think awareness and education are so important in treating this disease because if detected early enough, chances of survival are greatly increased. I’m so happy to be a part of something that will reach young and old alike, and what better way than through music.”
The bands personal motivation explains their involvement in the middle of their already busy and demandig schedule: Uh Huh Her’s debut EP, I See Red was released in 2007 immediately prior to 2008’s Common Reaction, their first full length LP. The album’s anthemic single, Not A Love Song sparked industry buzz as did the inclusion of their song Same High last year in the Oscar-nominated film, The Kids Are All Right. Uh Huh Her’s new album, Nocturnes, was recorded at LA’s famous Henson compound and is set for release October 11, 2011 following their critically acclaimed EP Black and Blue, which debuted only a few short moths ago.
Keep A Breast’s education booth has traveled the music scene for over 10 years on tours like the Vans Warped Tour, Country Throw Down and the Honda Civic Tour. It will be at every show to help raise breast cancer awareness through an informative and artistic display of breast casts, informative materials and interactive activities. “It’s not only a benefit show but rather an entire tour set to educate, inspire and encourage people to take their health into their own hands,” explained Erica Leite, Keep A Breast’s Youth Outreach Director. “Working with House of Blues Entertainment gives us the opportunity to spread our message of prevention and early detection on a much larger scale.”
The good feeling is mutual. “We are honored to be working with both The Keep A Breast Foundation and Uh Huh Her,” said Aaron Wilson, House of Blues Entertainment vice president of marketing, North American Touring. “It’s a perfect opportunity to mix creativity, music and art to impact the health and education of young women. House of Blues Entertainment is thrilled to be involved with this tour and the women making it happen.” He elaborated on the campaigns educational goals, stating that Uh Huh Her and the foundation will interact with fans throughout the month via live shows, interviews, video and social media. In addition, the Keep A Breast Tour will serve as a grassroots educational platform that will disseminate life-saving information as it travels, educating fans about breast cancer prevention.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 26th at 10 am, and a portion of the sales will be donated to Keep A Breast.
You can buy your tickets via Live Nation by clicking here.
Keep A Breast Tour Featuring Uh Huh Her:
10/08/11 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
10/10/11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/11/11 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/12/11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/14/11 Montreal, QC – Corona
10/15/11 Toronto, Canada – Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/16/11 Cleveland, OH – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
10/18/11 Detroit, MI – Shelter
10/19/11 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/21/11 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
10/23/11 New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House of Blues
10/24/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
10/25/11 Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
10/26/11 Dallas, TX – The Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
10/28/11 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
10/30/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11/01/11 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
11/02/11 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/04/11 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11/05/11 Vancouver, BC – Venue TBD
11/06/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom