Playing For Change, the worldwide phenomenon created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music, stream their upcoming album Playing For Change 3 “Songs Around The World” exclusively on Billboard.com. CLICK HERE to listen!
The CD/DVD will be available on June 17th, 2014 both digitally and physically at all major retailers and via Starbucks in North America, and includes performances from Sara Bareilles, Andres Calamaro, Keith Richards, Los Lobos, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Keb Mo, Toots Hibbert from Toots & The Maytals, and Taj Mahal in addition to a song produced by Jackson Browne.
ELLE.com recently premiered the latest Playing For Change music video of “What’s Going On” featuring Sara Bareilles and musicians from around the world. Sara gave readers an inside look to the world wide movement and how she got involved with the organization.
The video is one of many included in the upcoming Playing For Change 3 “Songs Around The World” CD /DVD set. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes, HERE, will be able to immediately download the videos of “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” and “What¹s Going On.”
NME also provided the world exclusive premiere of the “Words of Wonder / Get Up Stand Up” music video featuring Keith Richards, Keb' Mo', Mermans Mosengo (PFC Band), Sherieta Lewis from Kingston, Jamaica and Natalie of Blue King Brown (Australia). The video has received over 500,000 views thus far. CLICK HERE to watch.
You can also pre-order the record now via PlayingForChange.com and receive a free download of “Get Up Stand Up” and “Clandestino” featuring Manu Chao.
The Playing For Change Band performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents YouTube OnStage Live from the Kennedy Center. The live streamed event also featured John Legend and other inspiring acts who made their fame through YouTube including Lindsey Stirling, Les Twins, a "Clouds" tribute to Zach Sobiech, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, Mike Relm, and others.
You can see the Playing For Change Band live as they embark on their 27-city “Peace Through Music Tour” hitting major markets across the U.S. For more information on tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit http://playingforchange.com/live/.
Since the organization formed in 2005, Playing For Change has formed the PFC Band who has toured throughout 4 continents for over 150 performances as well as the PFC Foundation and their annual global day of music and action: Playing For Change Day. Through these various initiatives, the foundation has served over 700 kids in nine music schools and programs in countries including South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Nepal and Thailand.
A portion of proceeds from Playing For Change 3 “Songs Around The World” will go towards the Playing For Change Foundation.
For more information on Playing For Change, visit http://www.playingforchange.com/.
The Playing For Change Band is currently on a 27-city “Peace Through Music Tour.” For more information visit www.playingforchange.com.
Playing For Change Band tour dates:
June 10 - Philadelphia, PA, U.S., World Cafe Live
June 11 - Annapolis, MD, U.S., Ram's Head On Stage
June 12 - Bethlehem, PA, U.S., Levitt Pavilion
June 13 - Fall River, MA, U.S., Narrows Center for the Arts
June 14 - New York, NY, U.S., Highline Ballroom
June 15 - Boston, MA, U.S., The Wilbur Theater
June 17 - Washington, DC, U.S., The Hamilton
June 18 - Atlanta, GA, U.S., Variety Playhouse
June 19 - New Orleans, LA, U.S., Tipitina's
June 20 - Memphis, TN, U.S., Levitt Shell
June 21 - Arlington, TX, U.S., Levitt Pavilion
June 22 - Austin, TX, U.S., The Belmont
June 24 - Santa Fe, NM, U.S., Sol Santa Fe
June 25 - Phoenix, AZ, U.S., The MIM Music Theater
June 27 - Pasadena, CA, U.S, Levitt Pavilion
June 28 - Los Angeles, CA, U.S., Levitt Pavilion
June 29 - Laytonville, CA, U.S., Kate Wolf Music Festival
July 2 - Denver, CO, U.S., Future Levitt Pavilion Site
July 3 - Jackson, WY, U.S., Jackson Hole Live
July 5 - Seattle, WA, U.S., Jazz Alley
July 6 - Seattle, WA, U.S., Jazz Alley
July 8 - Roseburg, OR, U.S., Music On The Half Shell
July 9 - Portland, OR, U.S., Alberta Rose Theatre
July 10 - San Francisco, CA, U.S., Yoshi's
July 12 - Rochester, NY, U.S., Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest
July 29 - Aschaffenburg, Germany, Colos-Saal
July 30 - Hamburg, Germany, Knust
July 31 - Berlin, Germany, Lido
Aug. 1 - Cologne, Germany, Luxor