The performances will support Philadelphia’s non-profit Fund for the School District.
The War on Drugs has announced the return of their yearly Philadelphia holiday benefit concert series, “A Drugcember To Remember.”
The COVID-19 epidemic caused a two-year hiatus in the series, but it will resume on December 19, 20, and 21 at the 250-seat Johnny Brenda‘s location.
The non-profit Fund for the School District of Philadelphia will get the proceeds. As of today (December 2), when tickets went on sale, they were all gone.
War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel remarked, “There’s no better way to wind up a grueling year on the road than with three gigs at our favorite club, Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia” (via Spin).
“We are appreciative that since 2018, with the support of our fans, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia has benefited from the proceeds of our Drugcember to Remember concerts. This year won’t be any different, and we can’t wait to jam with some pals on that cramped stage at Brenda’s and spend three more unforgettable evenings in Philadelphia.
The band has also revealed that they’ll be holding an auction in January where they’ll be selling artifacts like signed instruments and memorabilia to raise money for the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia’s vice president of development, Kathy Rubino, said: “We are extremely appreciative of the War on Drugs’ continuous commitment to assisting Philadelphia’s public school students. Students throughout our wonderful city are inspired by their leadership and charity.
The group revealed a major tour of the UK and Ireland for 2023 last month. After performances in Oslo, Warsaw, Prague, and Berlin, the group will launch the UK/Ireland leg on June 17 at the Brighton Centre.