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After a two-year lapse, The War on Drugs have announced the return of A Drugcember to Remember, a holiday concert series directly benefiting The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. This year’s event is slated to feature three intimate shows on Dec. 19 through 21 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia.
The annual benefit began in 2018 as a chance for the ensemble to return to their hometown and support a local cause while also seizing the opportunity to perform intimate concerts for their local community. The band has completed over 100 live performances across North America and Europe this year, supporting 2021’s I Don’t Live Here Anymore, making this year’s return all the more welcomed.
The War on Drugs’ frontman Adam Granduciel offered, “There’s no better way to wrap up a long year on the road than with three shows at our favorite club, Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. We are grateful that since 2018, with our fans’ help, our Drugcember to Remember shows have raised money for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. This year will be no different and we can’t wait to cram on that tiny Brenda’s stage, jam with some friends and have three more memorable nights in Philly. See y’all soon xo ag.”
“We are incredibly grateful for The War On Drug’s ongoing commitment to supporting Philadelphia’s public school children. The example they set and generosity they inspire is uplifting to students across our great city,” commented Kathy Rubino, Vice President of Development for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
Additional fundraising will occur when Julien’s hosts an auction to benefit the band’s choice charity in January. Auction items will include a Golden Ticket good for a pair of tickets to any headline show from The War on Drugs for the next five years, signed memorabilia from Philadelphia professional sports teams, signed instruments from the band, signed items from additional esteemed musicians and more.
Tickets for the band’s charity concerts go on sale to the general public beginning tomorrow, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. local time.