“Punk rock has been known to accentuate the negative, but a number of bands have joined to promote suicide-prevention efforts on the Sub City Take Action! Tour.” —USA Today
"This tour is about much more than just music. It’s a way to get information out to kids, who might be at risk, and it helps people realize that depression and things like that are legitimate mental illnesses.” — Sugarcult guitarist Marko 72
Tickets for the 2007 Sub City Take Action! Tour, the celebrated nationwide, charity tour showcasing the premier talents in punk music and alternative music, went on sale the weekend of December 16 through Ticketmaster and Takeactiontour.com. The tour will kick off February 1, 2007, in Washington, DC and run for seven weeks in 40 states. The Take Action! Tour brings the issues of suicide and depression to the front page and benefits the Youth America Hotline! 1-877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454).
Headlining the sixth annual Take Action! Tour this year is etnies own The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, performing with Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, A Static Lullaby and Kaddisfly. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ debut album, Don’t You Fake It, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album was released just 4 months ago and entered the Billboard Top 200 national album sales chart at #25, they currently have the #6 song in the country at Alternative Radio with "Face Down," which tackles the tough topic of domestic violence.
This year’s ticket pre-sale was the most successful in the tour’s history making it very important for fans to act quickly on the fast selling tickets.
Take Action, founded by Hopeless & Sub City Records, aims to create a better world, one voice and one action at a time. By working with various non-profit organizations, Take Action strives to educate people about the positive difference that can be made by each of us in our community through activism and charitable work. Hopeless/Sub City Records founder Louis Posen talks about why the tour is important. “Suicide kills 13 people every day between the ages of 12 and 24. We hope that together, we will be able to significantly lower that number by letting people know there are resources available and people who care. I can only imagine what wonderful things those 13 people per day could bring to the world if they only had the chance."
Hopeless & Sub City Records are happy to once again donate 10% of all 2007 Take Action! Tour ticket sales and 5% of the retail price for each Take Action! Volume 6 compilation CD sold to the Youth America Hotline! 1-877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454). The benefiting charity was founded by the Kristin Brooks Hope Center to help young people in crisis through peer-to-peer counseling and educating young people about mental health issues. Take Action raised over $100,000 last year for the Youth America Hotline! Since the start of the tour in 2001, Take Action! has raised over $350,000 for the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and the awareness built has helped increase government funding for suicide.
Hot Topic, the music lifestyle mall retailer (hottopic.com), is once again the title sponsor of the tour. Hot Topic is a natural fit, as they demonstrate a passion for music in everything they do. Since the inception of Take Action in 1999, Hot Topic has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Take Action cause, helping to save countless lives and educate millions of people to make a difference. Additional 2007 Take Action! Tour sponsors include Purevolume.com, Music Choice, Etnies, Alternative Press Magazine, Chord Magazine, Fanscape, Punknews.org, Absolutepunk.net, Stim.tv, Downloadpunk.com, and Rockthestreet.com.
Record labels generously supporting the tour this year: Virgin Records, Tooth & Nail Records, Immortal Records, Fearless Records, and Hopeless Records
Scheduled Take Action! Tour dates (subject to change).
02/01/07 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02/02/07 - Baltimore, MD – Sonar
02/03/07 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
02/04/07 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
02/06/07 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
02/07/07 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
02/08/07 - Jacksonville, FL – Plush
02/09/07 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
02/10/07 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
02/11/07 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues – Orlando
02/13/07 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
02/14/07 - Pharr, TX - Pharr International Convention Center
02/15/07 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
02/16/07 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom
02/17/07 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
02/19/07 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
02/20/07 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
02/21/07 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
02/22/07 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
02/23/07 - Santa Barbara, CA - University of California at Santa Barbara
02/24/07 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
02/25/07 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
02/27/07 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
02/28/07 - Bakersfield, CA - The Dome
03/01/07 - Sacramento, CA - Cal. State Univ. Sacramento
03/03/07 - Seattle, WA - The Fenix
03/04/07 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
03/05/07 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy Concert House
03/06/07 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
03/07/07 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
03/09/07 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
03/10/07 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
03/11/07 - Sauget, IL - POPS
03/14/07 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
03/15/07 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
03/16/07 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
03/18/07 - Toronto, ONT - Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/20/07 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (new night)
03/21/07 - Rochester, NY - The Harro East Ballroom (new night)
03/22/07 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
03/23/07 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony (new night)
03/24/07 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory (new night)
03/26/07 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza