Speedy Ortiz Announces Tour Benefitting GRCF


Speedy Ortiz are announcing a new all-ages tour and the band has elected to donate 100% of the net proceeds to Girls Rock Camp Foundation (http://www.girlsrockcampfoundation.org/). GRCF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funding for Girls Rock Camps. The purpose of the camps is to develop life skills, creative expression and collaboration through music. Since its inception in 2014, GRCF have supported over 44 camps for girls of all economic backgrounds in both cities and rural areas.

To further incentivize donations, GRCF and artist Michael DeForge have teamed up w/ Speedy Ortiz to offer exclusive prizes for various donation levels (baseline ticket prices may vary slightly in certain venues):

$10 = ticket only, no donation
$15 = ticket +$5 GRCF donation (free custom Speedy Ortiz poster by Michael DeForge for that night’s show!)
$20 = ticket +$10 GRCF donation (free custom Speedy Ortiz nail art stickers!)
$40 = ticket +$30 GRCF donation (free GRC print (ex: http://www.girlsrockcampfoundation.org/fully-funded) + all other prizes included!)

Speaking further about the tour, Speedy Ortiz’ Sadie Dupuis said:

“We toured non-stop in 2015 and wanted to cap it off playing a series of all ages shows (which is always our favorite kind of show). We’ve also wanted to do a tour with a charity fundraising component for a long while. We’ve done a few fundraisers this year–for the Ferguson Library and the Baltimore Food Bank–but for this tour, we wanted to do something that had a national impact while still supporting local communities.

The Girls Rock Camp Foundation was the perfect choice. GRCF provides funding and support to the the various Girls Rock organizations around the world, which in turn provide affordable music education to kids. Girls Rock helps level the music business’ playing field by coaching girls to form bands, develop skills in music engineering and technical production, and build their self esteem along the way. We love the work GRCF does, and are proud to support them on this tour–and can’t wait to play with a Girls Rock Boston band at our hometown show! We’re also so lucky that our friend Michael DeForge, one of the best comics writers and illustrators around, has designed a narrative poster series to help benefit GRCF as well.”

See below for all upcoming tour dates and what the press is saying about Foil Deer.

Tour Dates:

12/8 – Providence, RI @ AS220
with Downtown Boys, Whore paint

12/9 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
with Downtown Boys, Ursula

12/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
with: Downtown Boys, Palm, Anomie
*special DJ set by Allison Crutchfield

12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
with: Downtown Boys, Eskimeaux, Very Fresh
*special DJ sets by Jenn & Liz Pelly

12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
with: Aye Nako, Dirty Dishes, Gemma

12/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
with: Beauty Pill, Aye Nako

12/14 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
with: Aye Nako, Atta Girl

12/15 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
with: Aye Nako, No Love
*special DJ set by Merge Records DJs

12/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
with: Aye Nako, Suno Deko

12/17 – Nashville, TN @ The End
with: Aye Nako, Idle Bloom, Gnarwhal

12/18 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage
with: Aye Nako, Didi, hoe garden

Speedy Ortiz
Foil Deer
(April 21, Carpark Records)
1. Good Neck
2. Raising The Skate
3. The Graduates
4. Dot X
5. Homonovus
6. Puffer
7. Swell Content
8. Zig
9. My Dead Girl
10. Ginger
11. Mister Difficult
12. Dvrk Wvrld