Robert Plant Concert to Benefit HAAM and Teen Cancer America
April 24, 2013
Robert Plant announces that he will donate the proceeds of the Sunday, June 23rd concert scheduled to play ACL Live to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), whose mission is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians and to Teen Cancer America, a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters has announced its first North American tour dates. This dynamic and powerful new incarnation of Plant’s musical vision has been touring the world, most recently in Australia and New Zealand. The Brisbane Times said “What’s going on is further proof that Plant is far more imaginative, playful and adventurous than any cliché, a man who’s absorbed all the music he’s loved and played and sought out the musicians to explore that,” while Adelaide Now hailed, “The Sensational Space Shifters are everything their name suggests.”
HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians provides access to affordable health care to Austin’s low-income, uninsured musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness. Since HAAM’s 2005 start, more than 3,000 of the city’s battalion of hard-working musicians have gained access to cost-effective healthcare services. Medical, dental, mental, hearing and vision services are provided by affiliate service providers Seton Healthcare Family, St. David’s Foundation in partnership with Capital Area Dental Foundation, The SIMS Foundation, Estes Audiology and Prevent Blindness Texas. For more information or to make a donation visit, www.myhaam.org.
TEEN CANCER AMERICA
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who are the driving force behind Teen Cancer America. After over a decade working with Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK, the duo’s decided to bring their passion across the pond and make a difference in the lives of teens and young adults with cancer in the United States. Inspired by Roger and Pete’s passion to bring teen cancer awareness to America and improve the lives of young adults with cancer, the founding members of the Teen Cancer America organization were formed. Today we stand strong as a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals to create youth-oriented centers for those receiving treatment. These units provide peer support and interaction while receiving treatment at in-patient and out-patient clinics.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER
Winner of 2011 Pollstar Award: “Best New Major Concert Venue” Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the new home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. ACL Live is nestled next to the W Austin Hotel & Residences, which are both located within Block 21, the first mixed-occupancy building of its type in the world to be LEED certified. LEED is a mark of excellence developed by the U.S. Green Building Council acknowledging measurable performance attributes that benefit human and environmental health. ACL Live is the premier destination in Austin for live performances as well as numerous special and private events.