Speedy Ortiz expand Girls Rock Camp benefit tour, 2nd NYC show (with Downtown Boys & Eskimeaux) included
photo: Speedy Ortiz at Brooklyn Bowl in September (more by Carly Hoskins)
Earlier this week Speedy Ortiz announced a Girls Rock Camp Foundation benefit happening in NYC at Palisades on 12/12 with Aye Nako. Turns out that show is part of a full tour benefiting GRCF with varying support from both Aye Nako and Downtown Boys. Speedy’s singer Sadie Dupuis says:
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.
The donation options for the shows look something like this:
$10 = ticket only, no donation
$15 = ticket +$5 GRCF donation (free custom Speedy Ortiz poster by Michael DeForge for that night’s show!)
$20 = ticket +$10 GRCF donation (free custom Speedy Ortiz nail art stickers!)
$40 = ticket +$30 GRCF donation (free GRC print (ex: http://www.girlsrockcampfoundation.org/fully-funded) + all other prizes included!)
That Palisades show appears sold out, but the tour also includes another NYC show on December 11 at Silent Barn with Downtown Boys, Eskimeaux and Very Fresh, and DJ sets by Jenn and Liz Pelly. As of yet there are no advance tickets.
Speedy are also playing that loaded Ground Control Touring anniversary show at Webster Hall, so there’s now three chances to catch them in NYC.
All dates are listed, with their video for “Swell Content,” below…
Speedy Ortiz — 2015 Tour Dates
Nov 7, 2015 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
Dec 2, 2015 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall (Ground Control 15)
Dec 8, 2015 PROVIDENCE, RIASS 20*
Dec 9, 2015 BOSTON, MA Middle East*
Dec 10, 2015 PHILADELPHIA, PA First Unitarian Church*
Dec 11, 2015 BROOKLYN, NY Silent Barn*
Dec 12, 2015 BROOKLYN, NY Palisades^
Dec 13, 2015 BALTIMORE, MD Metro Gallery^
Dec 14, 2015 RICHMOND, VA The Camel^
Dec 15, 2015 DURHAM, NC The Pinhook^
Dec 16, 2015 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn^
Dec 17, 2015 NASHVILLE, TN The End^
Dec 18, 2015 LOUISVILLE, KY The New Vintage^
* – w/ Downtown Boys
^ – w/ Aye Nako