Nashville Artists Join Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

globalcitizen_logo_blckTim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Kings Of Leon are among the artists participating in the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program designed to incentivize social activism with concert tickets. Music fans can take a variety of social actions ranging from signing petitions to sharing videos on Facebook to calling their representatives. These actions will allow music fans to earn points they can use to win free concert tickets. The program is designed to fight issues related to extreme poverty including polio, malaria, women’s empowerment and education.

To date, participating artists and festivals, include Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, JAY Z, John Mayer, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Neil Young, No Doubt, One Direction, Pearl Jam, Rihanna, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Stagecoach, and the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative was the brainchild of Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis and The Global Poverty Project CEO Hugh Evans. The program builds on the success of the Global Citizen Festival, held last year in New York’s Central Park. By participating in activism, 60,000 people earned tickets to the concert featuring Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’Naan.

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative Committee includes: Kelly Curtis, Pearl Jam Manager; Michele Anthony, Chairwoman of the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, 7H Entertainment; Mark Campana, Live Nation; Judy McGrath; Elliot Groffman, Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP; Sara Newkirk, WME Entertainment; Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Film Festival; Marsha Vlasic, ICM Partners; Michele Bernstein, WME Entertainment; Marc Geiger, WME Entertainment; Rob Light, CAA Entertainment; Brian Murphy, Goldenvoice; Aaron D. Rosenberg; John Silva, Sam Music; Nicole Vandenberg, Vandenberg Communications; Danny Rogers, Lunatic Entertainment; Hugh Evans, and Jane Atkinson from Global Poverty Project; Ryan Gall, The Riot House and co-founder of Global Citizen.

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