Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Atlanta Band Gives Back Through Charity Event

Last year, a local Atlanta band broke into mainstream music with an international hit song “Twelve Feet Tall”. Tonight, those young men return home to give back to the community that gave them their start.

Young Orchids will host a charity ball tonight at The Fox Theatre in order to raise money for art programs in inner-city schools. Doors open for the event at 7pm tonight, with a ticket price of $500. Dinner with the band will take place in the Egyptian Ballroom, followed by a two-hour performance. Afterwards, the band will answer questions from the press about their upcoming global tour.

“The guys have always had it in their hearts to give back to the community in a way that will touch children’s lives and inspire them to create more art in the world”, said manager and friend Luis Sandoval, “They are very excited to be able to host this event which will help so many people”.

23-year-old bassist Matthew DeBusschere said he developed the idea of the event. In a statement on the band’s website DeBusschere said, “As a child, I enjoyed art classes in school and became concerned as an adult when I saw those programs being cut from curriculums due to budget cuts. The money raised tonight will be given to art programs in Atlanta City Schools for supplies, after-school classes, and the development of new projects.”

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The charity event in Atlanta will mark the beginning of Young Orchids' second leg of their first world tour. The band will be on tour with English band Muse, who have just released their tenth full-length album "Starlight and Moon Rites". The following is a partial list of the cities and dates where the bands will be performing:

5/20 Miami, FL

5/22 Mexico City, Mexico

5/25 Tokyo, Japan

5/28 Hong Kong, China

6/1 Mumbai, India

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