Fall Out Boy, Bebe Rexha, G-Eazy, Lizzo, and more will headline Stay Amped, a concert benefitting Everytown for Gun Safety and Gabby Giffords's Courage to Fight Gun Violence as they support the March For Our Lives on March 24. The fundraiser will also "amplify" stories from survivors of gun violence and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who organized the march after a mass shooter at their high school killed 17 people.
“Music brings people together, fuels our energy, and offers us inspiration. It’s for those reasons music played such an important role in my recovery,” said former Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a press release. “I’m thrilled that the night before students take to the streets to march in communities across the country, this concert will provide an opportunity for us to gather and show support for the activism of young people and to encourage them to stay loud as they demand a safer future.”
The March For Our Lives was announced in the wake of the Parkland high school's shooting, after which the students of Majory Stoneman Douglas High went directly into action to sway politicians to stop accepting money from the NRA and pass comprehensive gun control legislation. While the main march will take place in Washington D.C., over 600 marches will be held across the world, with one in every state in the U.S.
“This is a time for action. We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country,” said Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy of the concert. “We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”