Lettuce, renowned for bringing new vitality to classic funk, is now breaking new ground on the social action front by taking three national non-profit organizations on the road for their Winter tour and we're excited to be a part of organizing it all.
The American Civil Liberties Union, WhyHunger and HeadCount will have tables and volunteers at each concert, presenting action opportunities for fans to support each organization. Fans who complete three actions will be entered to win a poster signed by the band each night.
Usually only festivals or major amphitheater concerts have a row of non-profit organizations. But Lettuce is now bringing an interactive, pro-social experience to one of the premier clubs and theaters across the country,
"The issues associated with these three organizations are issues that we care deeply about," said Adam Deitch, Lettuce's drummer. "We're excited for our fans to not only have a good time at our shows, but also leave feeling that they are making an impact in the world."
"I believe in unity and equality." added bass player Jesus Coombs. "We humans are so much more powerful than we are trained to believe. We can do mighty and magnificent things when we are connected through love and respect."
The tour kicks off in Atlanta on February 7th, and includes stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Cleveland. The Motet will provide support in six cities, with special appearances by Galactic on the final four stops of the tour. All dates are listed below, or can be found at LettuceFunk.com.
“This is a great opportunity for us to get out the vote in the most meaningful way,” said Andy Bernstein, our executive director. “By working with the ACLU and WhyHunger, we’re reminding people what’s at stake in each election and bringing issues to the forefront that are important to the band and their fans.”
The ACLU’s activation will focus on racial justice and ending mass incarceration. WhyHunger’s will be educating fans about food insecurity. Fans can volunteer with any of the organizations by visiting HeadCount.org/volunteer and signing up for the Lettuce concert in their hometown.
Funding for the traveling installation is provided via a portion of each ticket sold on the tour donated to HeadCount. level, a philanthropic consulting, based in Denver Colorado, is assisting with the project.
February 7 – Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
February 8 – New Orleans, LA (Joy Theater)
February 9 – Houston, TX (House of Blues)
February 10 – Austin, TX (Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater)
February 13 – Las Vegas, NV (Brooklyn Bowl)
February 14 – San Diego, CA (Observatory at North Park)
February 15 – Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern Theater)
February 16 – Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
February 17 – Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)
February 18 – Seattle, WA (The Showbox)
February 20 – Missoula, MT (Wilma Theatre)
February 22 – St. Paul, MN (Palace Theatre)
February 23 – Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
February 24 – Detroit, MI (St. Andrew’s Hall)
February 25 – Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
March 22 – Huntington, NY (The Paramount)
March 23 – Port Chester, NY (The Capitol Theatre)
March 24 – Port Chester, NY (The Capitol Theatre)
March 26 – Hartford, CT (Infinity Hall)
March 28 – Richmond, VA (The National)
March 29 – Greensboro, NC (Blind Tiger)
March 30 – Covington, KY (Madison Theater)
March 31 – Covington, KY (Madison Theater)