2014 Levitt National Tour

 

2014 Levitt National Tour

Playing For Change

During the summer of 2014, Levitt Foundation presented the critically acclaimed World music sensation Playing For Change as part of the inaugural Levitt National Tour.

About the Tour


During the summer of 2014, Levitt Foundation presented the critically acclaimed World music sensation Playing For Change as part of the inaugural Levitt National Tour.

Taking place over a three-week period, the tour stopped at six Levitt locations—including Arlington, Texas; Bethlehem, Pa; Denver; Los Angeles; Pasadena, Calif.; and Memphis. Levitt audiences across the country were treated to Playing For Change’s high energy show while they grooved to the band’s soulful jams. In addition, audience members of all ages were invited to join drum circles on the Levitt lawn before each concert and the first 250 people at each venue received a Sound Shape mini drum, thanks to Levitt Tour sponsor Remo! Capping off each event, on-stage conversations with the musicians gave insight into the band’s world movement for peace through music and the artists’ inspiring personal journeys.

About Playing for Change


“Playing for Change, that’s the way music was meant to be.” —Keith Richard

Built on the belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome the differences that divide us, the critically acclaimed Playing For Change inspires and unites people through song. Over the past 20 years, Playing For Change has discovered unique talent, breathtaking performances, and amazing stories from all parts of the world. To date, they have produced over 400 videos, recorded over 1,200 musicians in 60+ countries, and touched the hearts of over 2 billion viewers through their music videos, performances, and school programs.

The band’s “Songs Around the World” videos catapulted them to the international stage in 2009. Playing For Change recordings feature the talents of hundreds of artists including U2’s Bono, Keb Mo’ and Manu Chao, among others. The band has appeared in concert and on recordings with such celebrated artists as Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Patti Smith and Vusi Mahlasela.

With over 2 billion YouTube views, Playing For Change has performed at legendary venues and festivals in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, Japan, Latin America and Africa.

Read more about the inaugural Levitt National Tour in reVerb, the Levitt blog

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The Suffers

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Playing For Change