Almost 4 months ago Hurricane Sandy
tore through New Jersey, leaving many homeless and wondering what to do next.
Many musicians throughout the country
have since put on benefit concerts to raise money for Sandy victims, and on
Friday night at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, some of New Jersey's most
promising up and coming acts teamed up with the band New Found Glory for the
'Red Bull Noise Complaint' benefit show.
For every ticket sold, Red Bull will
donate $1 to ‘Stay Strong Jersey,' a company created after Hurricane Sandy by
longtime members of New Jersey's music scene.
President of Stay Strong Jersey, David
Franklin, said, "Red Bull chose our charity and a portion of the ticket
sales will go to the charity, which we will then turn over to ‘Waves for
Water.'" Franklin added,
"Immediately our company was like, 'Okay, lets try and raise money with
all the bands that we are friendly with and see if we can give a couple of
dollars back to the community where we all grew up and love.'"
Some of the musicians opening for New
Found Glory said they have also played other shows to raise money for sandy
Lead singer of opening act, The
Scandals, said, "I played a bunch of acoustic shows and when I heard about
this for Red Bull I was immediately on board.
It was an awesome thing to be a part of and I was glad I could help in
some way by playing music."
New Found Glory lead singer, Jordan
Pundik, said he was born in New Jersey and that the band has roots in the
Garden State. He also said his band was
happy they could help, "Jersey was just always like a welcoming city for
us. Jersey has always been there for
New Found Glory, so after Sandy happened we just wanted to do something to give
And their fans say they appreciate what
the band is doing. One fan said,
"To see them reach out to the community makes me glad that I've been
supporting them for so long because it's nice to see them support somebody
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