Simple Plan Foundation Donates $10,000 For Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief March 15 2011
<strong>BAND ENLISTS FANS TO RAISE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FUNDS WITH SALE OF LIMITED EDITION #helpjapan T-SHIRT</strong>
March 15, 2011 (Montreal, PC) â€“ Today Simple Plan, a group recognized world-wide for hits such as When I'm Gone, Your Love Is A Lie and Save You, made a $10,000 donation to the Red Cross for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts via their foundation, the Simple Plan Foundation.
Recognizing that their global popularity can be leveraged for good, the group has also created a limited edition t-shirt that will be sold via the Simple Plan website (www.simpleplan.com). All proceeds from t-shirt sales will be directed to the Red Cross and their efforts in Japan.
â€œIt absolutely breaks our hearts to watch the horrible images and videos of the devastation that has hit Japan following the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. We had the privilege to visit Japan many times and itâ€™s one of the most amazing places in the world. To see such destruction has deeply affected everyone in the band and we really wanted to do everything we could to make a difference,â€ said band member Chuck Comeau. â€œWe know our fans will rally behind us and that together we will help the Red Cross make a huge difference in the lives of those affected.â€
To purchase a #helpjapan t-shirt or to find more information on Simple Plan and their upcoming album, visit www.simpleplan.com.
<strong>About Simple Plan</strong>
On the strength of hits such as When I'm Gone, Your Love Is A Lie and Save You, Simple Plan's self-titled third album became their third consecutive album to reach platinum status in Canada. Following its release, the Montreal-based band embarked on a sold-out global tour, with worldwide sales topping 7 million. As a testament to their popularity, they have been voted Favourite Canadian Band an unprecedented five times by their viewers at the MuchMusic Video Awards. Accolades also include the 2006 JUNO Fan Choice Award and the 2005 Teen Choice Award.
<strong>About Simple Plan Foundation</strong>
The members of Simple Plan have used their global popularity for good by starting the Simple Plan Foundation, which raises money for a variety of charities. Established in 2005, the Simple Plan Foundation works to support youth through the difficult passage to adulthood, encouraging youth to find their lifeâ€™s passion. The Foundation also supports youth living with life threatening illnesses through their collaboration with music therapy programs. In 2009, proceeds from the sale of the band's single, Save You, were distributed to various cancer charities. Most recently, the Foundation donated $10,000 towards the Red Cross in support of the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief effort.
<strong>About Coalition Entertainment Management</strong>
Established by Eric Lawrence and Rob Lanni in 1991, Coalition Entertainment Management is a full service management company that includes music licensing, online creative, publicity departments along with a fully functional record company, Coalition Records. The companyâ€™s current recording artist roster includes: Our Lady Peace (Coalition Records/Sony), Finger Eleven (Wind-Up), Simple Plan (Atlantic), Justin Nozuka (Coalition Records/Warner), Hail The Villain (Roadrunner/Warner), The Waking Eyes (Coalition Records/Warner) and Hello Operator (Coalition Records/Warner). Since its inception, Coalition Management has been involved in the commercial release of over 30 albums with combined worldwide sales exceeding ten million albums.
For more information about Coalition Entertainment Management, visit www.coalitionent.com.
For more information contact:
Adam Gonshor, Warner Music Canada
P: (416) 758-1196