Benefit Features

(RED)NIGHTS: A Concert That Saves Lives


I’m sure many of you have heard of (RED), or come across advertisements in Starbucks, Gap, Hallmark, Apple and many other locations. The company was founded by Bono of U2 and Bobby Shriver of DATA to raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (RED) works with companies that create products where a percentage of the profit from each product sold is given directly to Africa to provide medication and help those in need.

In addition to partnering with various brands, (RED) works with artists to create (RED)Nights where the money made from each concert helps save lives. Previous artist activists have included Santigold, O.A.R., The Veronicas, Lisa Hannigan (see above video) and more.

The fall line-up has just been announced and includes concerts by Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, Brandi Carlile and more. Check out the tour dates below and for more on (RED) visit the Web site here.

Ingrid Michaelson @ Paradise, Boston on September 12th & at the House of Blues, San Diego on October 3rd

Sondre Lerche @ Paradise, Boston on September 13th

Joshua Radin @ the House of Blues, Chicago on September 24th

Brandi Carlile @ the House of Blues, Chicago on September 25th

Thievery Corporation @ the House of Blues, Dallas on October 4th & @ the Fillmore, Miami on October 9th

Built To Spill @ the Fillmore, San Francisco on October 31st & November 1st

The (RED)NIGHTS Web site provides live video footage as well as photo and video uploads for those who attended the show. Watch above for a recap of Lisa Hannigan’s concert and below for Matisyahu.