Playing for Change sets new fall tour

If you haven’t heard of “Playing for Change” or its international renditions of “Stand By Me,” “One Love,” or “Don’t Worry,” you no longer have to worry: the documentary’s favorite musicians are coming to a U.S. city near you this fall for one month (between October 20 – November 19) only!

Kicking off on October 20th in Alexandria, VA, the PFC Band is going to be performing in over 20 cities in the US and Canada, finally ending up in Vancouver, CA on November 19th. Tickets are on-sale now, and are going fast. For a complete listing of dates, venues, and links to purchase, visit the Playing For Change Band page.

If you want to get a taste of the tour, check out this combo of live performance clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and artist interviews from the Playing For Change Band’s 5-city promotional tour earlier this year.

Additionally, the documentary film, Playing For Change: Peace Through Music is now available for purchase HERE and will ship on October 13th, should you be interested in watching how the PFC movement began.

Playing for Change album hits stores TODAY

After four long years of filming and recording musicians around the globe and featuring them in their wildly popular documentary, “Playing for Change,” the organization’s 10-song CD and 7-track DVD entitled “Songs Around the World” is being released TODAY. You can buy the recording online HERE or purchase it from your local Starbucks café.

This music compilation demonstrates that the world can unite through music regardless of race, gender, religion and politics. The proceeds to the music compilation goes toward helping to spread music to disadvantaged youth around the world.

Here is one of their newest videos which features U2’s Bono singing Bob Marley’s “War/No More Trouble.”

I was also pleasantly surprised to discover the Playing for Change website has experienced some really nice upgrades! There is a very sleek and frequently updated blog, as well as an online shop where you can buy cool clothing and accessories.

I absolutely love this organization and encourage you to check it out or give what you can.

NOTE: You can stream all of Playing For Change on AOL Music for free through May 4, 2009.

Playing for Change: The U.S. Tour

Awesome. If you haven’t heard of “Playing for Change” or its international renditions of “Stand By Me,” “One Love,” or “Don’t Worry,” you no longer have to worry: the documentary’s favorite musicians are coming to a U.S. city near you during the month of March only!

General Admission to all shows are just $20, or opt for the VIP (including a meet-and-greet with select musicians) ticket for $100.

Here’s a little clip of the documentary trailer, which gives just a brief glimpse of how we can unite the world through music.

Proceeds go towards the Playing for Change Foundation, which aims to connect the world through music. The foundation provides musicians around the world facilities to play music and enhance their skills, therefore not only making their lives better but also demonstrating how music brings people together regardless of cultural and socio-economic differences.
Here are the dates for this special (and limited) concert series:

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
618 W. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, March 20, 2009
Opal Divine’s Freehouse
700 W. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Los Angeles: Monday, March 23, 2009
The Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90028
Concert starts @ 9PM

San Francisco
: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
333 11th St.
San Francisco, CA. 94103
Concert starts @ 9PM

Seattle: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Showbox at the Market
1426 1st Ave
Seattle, WA. 98101
Concert starts @ 9PM

New York City
: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St.
New York, New York 10011
Concert starts @ 9PM

Those of you in Austin, L.A., San Fran, Seattle, and N.Y.C. are the lucky few who will be able to share in the musical revolution sweeping the globe. If you are privileged enough to attend, please let Gadling know how the concert is!!