Vancouver based Metal band Tribune will be performing at this year's 2nd annual homeless benefit show.
Blankfest-Vancouver supports the city's Covenant House, a non-profit shelter that helps the cities street youth from age 16-24 who have fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, along with those who have been forced from their homes or those who have aged out of foster care. Last year, the full-to-capacity event raised over $1,000 and over 200 clothing items for the city's less fortunate.
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Tribune guitarist Shawn Culley commented:
"Tribune is super pumped to be playing a show that will help out the local community. We're always down for fundraising shows and we want all our metal head friends to come out and hook up the Covenant House with some clothing, blankets or even a cash donation. Tribune is offering deals for donations, so make one and we'll give you a sweet deal on our merch!"
This year's event will see seven local Vancouver bands with support from bands from Kelowna and Calgary ranging in various genres of rock n' roll, hard rock and metal, performing from 7:30pm to 2am at The Railway Club to share their tunes, raise awareness, funds and clothing for the city's homeless.
As the event slogan goes, 'It's About The Homeless, Nothing More, Nothing Less.'Blankfest Calgary is just one of many events across North America inspired by founder Kenn Rowell, who has been organizing Blankfest in New York City since 1997 and has encouraged others to hold Blankfests in various parts of the USA, Canada - Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary - and Europe to help the homeless with the support from their music communities.
Blank-Fest Vancouver II
Saturday November 9th
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir, Vancouver BC
Doors 7:30 pm
Supporting: Covenant House Vancouver
Admission: Blanket, Teen clothing or cash donation of choice at the door
Tribune have also announced that their third full-length record, Tales, is set for release October 29th via their indie label Corpse Corrosion Music, and is available for pre-order.
The nine-track concept album has been inspired by the writings of some of the world's most renowned authors, including H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Homer among many others, but the result is strictly Tribune.
The first single from the album 'From Funeral To Funeral' is now being streamed and can be watched below.
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