Heart Support Hosts Gala Attended by Metal Giants like Matty Mullins, Austin Carlile, Garrett Russell

Heart Support, the mental health centered organization founded by August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs, hosted a Flourish Gala. The gala’s speakers, panelists and attendees including iconic metal musicians like Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire), Austin Carlile (former Attack Attack and Of Mice & Men), Garrett Russell (Silent Planet) and Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King).

“Last night at our Flourish Gala, Dr. Michelle Saari asked everyone in the room to raise their hand if they or someone they love has struggled with mental illness. Every. Single. Hand. Went. Up,” Heart Support shared on their Instagram. “She then asked how many people have lost someone they love to suicide, another room full of hands. This is a crisis. Our country is HURTING. We each have the opportunity to heal. It starts with love.”

The gala built community, awareness and raised funds for Heart Support’s ongoing initiatives, which include awareness initiatives, crisis response and an upcoming festival launch. You can learn more and donate by visiting heartsupport.com/mta.

“It was such an honor to be able to share my heart along side these fellas last night at the @heartsupport Gala! I couldn’t be more proud of @jakeluhrsabr & the HS team,” Matty Mullins shared after the event.

It was a sentiment Garrett Russell, who has a Masters in psychology, also shared. “They have created, and continue to foster a community that plays an instrumental role in the lives of so many people. I’ve personally met several people who are alive due to their work.”

To learn more about the life-saving work that Heart Support is doing, follow them on Instagram and Facebook, and visit their official website.

August Burns Red Announces Constellations Tour With Silent Planet

Pennsylvania native hard rock outfit August Burns Red (ABR) announced today that they will be heading out on a 10 year anniversary tour commemorating their third album, Constellations, which was released in 2009.

Joining them on tour will be heavy metal band Silent Planet and Canadian rockers Silverstein.

Silent Planet shared the tour dates in a post on social media, saying “Stoked to let you know that we are going to be ripping some gigs alongside August Burns Red.”

The 10 Years of Constellations tour will kick off in Lancaster, PA, the hometown of ABR, on June 20 and will crisscross the United States and Canada while hitting over 40 cities before ending in the Big Apple of New York City on August 11.

Silent Planet, perhaps best known for their story telling depth and thematic projects, recently released When The End Began, their third full length project.

For tour information and to see a complete list of dates and cities, visit the official website of August Burns Red.  Keep up with Silent Planet by visiting them at silentplanetmerch.com. Learn more about Silverstein, named after the famous children’s author Shel Silverstein, by visiting their website.

2019 to Start Off ‘Dangerous’ for August Burns Red and Fit For A King

Pennsylvania based metal band August Burns Red will hit the road this winter for The Dangerous Tour, which is set to start January 24, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Solid State metal band Fit For A King will be opening for August Burns Red, supporting their latest project Dark Skies, which was released on September 14, 2018 (read our review). Also supporting ABR on The Dangerous Tour will be Rise Records heavy metal band Miss May I and electronic hard dance duo Crystal Lake.

General admission tickets for the tour went on sale Friday, November 2nd.

VIP packages for the tour, which was announced on social media, are available on the ABR website and include a general admission ticket, a meet and greet with August Burns Red and an exclusive 7″ Vinyl featuring the latest single from Phantom Anthem, “Dangerous,” the music video for which was released on October 30.

The Dangerous Tour Dates, Cities and Venues

1/24 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
1/25 — Richmond, VA — The National
1/26 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
1/27 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
1/30 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
2/1 — Odessa, TX — Dos Amigos
2/2 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
2/4 — Tucson, AZ — The Rock
2/8 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
2/9 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory
2/10 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
2/11 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
2/12 — Fort Collins, CO — Aggie Theatre
2/14 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
2/15 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
2/16 — Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze
2/17 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
2/22 — Ottawa, ON — TD Place
2/23 — Quebec City, QC — Imperial De Quebec
2/25 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
2/26 — Portland, ME — Aura
2/27 — Clifton park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
2/28 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
3/1 — Hartford, CT — The Webster
3/2 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance Theater

Learn more about the tour and find tickets by visiting augustburnsred.com.


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