Jason Aldean Announces 10th Annual Concert for the Cure
Jason Aldean has announced the details of his 2015 Concert for the Cure, celebrating its 10th anniversary with even more generosity.
This year's show will be held at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Oct. 24. Aldean just launched his 2015 Burn It Down Tour and will be setting aside a portion of ticket sales from all of his shows throughout the year to donate to Susan G. Komen South Florida.
Additionally, the singer will honor two breast cancer survivors at each of his concerts this year. Nominations can be made here.
"We're always looking for ways to raise more money for Komen, but it's also really important to me to take time to support people in all stages of the battle against this disease," Aldean says. "This year, we're going to be sure we take the time every night to single out and celebrate a couple of fans who have won the fight and hopefully beat our record with a huge check for Komen this fall."
Supporting breast cancer research is important to Aldean because of a loss he experienced in his own life.
“Most of my long-time fans know that I had a really good friend die of breast cancer when she was only 29,” he explains. “The day she passed away, my family decided that we would always do something to carry on her memory and to help in the fight. Everybody I know has been touched by it; they say a woman dies every 69 seconds from it."
To aid in raising money and supporting the fight against breast cancer, Google Play is offering Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt album as its Free Album of the Week through Feb. 24. For every complete album download during this time, Aldean will donate $1. Old Boots, New Dirt is available via Google Play here.
“We’re so proud to be a part of Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure for the 10th year in a row,” Susan G. Komen President and CEO Dr. Judith Salerno, M.D., M.S., says. “This event has always been about more than great music. The survivors who will be recognized by Jason as he travels nationwide are a testament to how far we have come since Komen was founded more than 30 years ago, and to how events like Concert for the Cure are so important as we continue our work to save lives and end breast cancer.”
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