Today, international advocacy organization Global Citizen in partnership with Live Nation, announced that Sam Roberts Band will be headlining the first Global Citizen Live Vancouver, with special performances by The Elwins, Crown Lands and Horsepowar. The free-ticketed event will be held on Thursday, April 12 at the Commodore Ballroom with doors at 7pm.
This event will highlight the need for action on issues that affect women and girls around the world, including global health and climate change.
Starting today, music fans and activists are invited to sign up and take action to earn free tickets to the event. Actions include emailing world leaders, signing petitions, and using social media to generate commitments in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Erin Thomson, Head of Partnerships for Global Citizen Canada said:
“We couldn’t be more excited to be announcing this lineup for Global Citizen Vancouver Live. The unwavering support of Canada’s leadership, artists and activists on the global stage will help ensure the improvement of girls and women’s health and their adaptability to climate change.”
Sam Roberts Band said:
“It’s incredible to see all different walks of life join the Global Citizen movement and become unified through the power of music. We are so proud to be part of something that inspires and motivates change, and what ultimately has the ability to make this world a better place.”
The Elwins said:
“It’s an amazing thing to play for people who demand positive change beyond their doorstep. We are excited to join Global Citizen in Vancouver to show our politicians and policy makers that ending extreme poverty must be addressed now.”
Crown Lands said:
“We look forward to playing alongside these incredible artists for Global Citizens in Vancouver in support of seeing an end to injustices in our world.”
“I love seeing people getting engaged to participate in such a powerful event. I am looking forward to performing at Global Citizen Live in Vancouver and having some conversations that can inspire change!”
Issue-specific goals for Global Citizen Live Vancouver include:
- Girls’ and Women’s Health: The health and well-being of women and girls is critical to a thriving planet and an empowered global economy that works for everyone. Canada is a global leader in women’s health and gender equality. That’s why Global Citizens are invited to call on the Canadian government to ensure Canada steps up its global leadership on women’s and girls’ health.
- Climate Change and Agriculture: For this event, Global Citizens can take action to improve the economic empowerment of women who are on the frontlines of climate change. They can call on Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, to announce further support to help women and girls around the world adapt to climate change.
Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The organization has taken its action-based model to Australia, India, the U.K., and Germany and created a platform for activists to learn about the issues they care most about, take action, and earn rewards for doing so.
Officially partnering with Global Citizen in 2016, Live Nation demonstrates its commitment to empowering fans and artists to make meaningful changes around the world through the power of live music. Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from world leaders, including financial aid valued at over CAD $45 billion that is set to affect the lives of over 1.75 billion people.
About Global Citizen:
Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
SOURCE: (LIVE NATION)