Speedy Ortiz will head out on an all-ages tour of the US this winter, in aid of The Girls Rock Camp Foundation – a charity that helps girls develop life skills, creative expression and collaboration through music.
In a statement about the tour, front woman Sadie Dupuis says:
“We toured non-stop in 2015 and wanted to cap it off playing a series of all ages shows (which is always our favorite kind of show). We’ve also wanted to do a tour with a charity fundraising component for a long while.
“We’ve done a few fundraisers this year – for the Ferguson Library and the Baltimore Food Bank – but for this tour, we wanted to do something that had a national impact while still supporting local communities.
“The Girls Rock Camp Foundation was the perfect choice. GRCF provides funding and support to the the various Girls Rock organizations around the world, which in turn provide affordable music education to kids.
“Girls Rock helps level the music business’ playing field by coaching girls to form bands, develop skills in music engineering and technical production, and build their self esteem along the way.”
The dates are as follows:
08 Providence, RI – AS220
09 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
11 Brooklyn, NY – Silent Barn
12 Brooklyn, NY – Palisades
13 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
14 Richmond, VA – The Camel
15 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
16 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
17 Nashville, TN – The End
18 Louisville, KY – The New Vintage