MICHAEL MONROE To Host A Charity Concert In Helsinki On March 27 For The Casualties Of Japan Catastrophe
March 18, 2011, 6 years ago
Finland's frontline artists gather funds for the casualties of Japan earthquake and tsunami in Helsinki at Tavastia on Sunday March 27. Pelasta Punainen Pallo (Save the Red Globe) charity concert is presented by MICHAEL MONROE, JENNI VARTIAINEN, PALEFACE, ISMO ALANKO, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS and TUOMARI NURMIO. The evenings income will be donated to Finland's Red cross and through them to the victims of Japan. Tickets are available at Tiketti. The concert will be broadcast live globally at: Ylex.fi on Sunday at 7 PM local time.
The idea of the concert was developed by Michael Monroe and his band as they have been touring a lot in Japan and have friends and fans there. As the image of what had happened spread and became more clear the band decided to organize an evening to support the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Michael states that "We were shocked about what happened, it's scary and alarming. The best you can do with rock music is to try to influence on this positively."
Michael Monroe gathered a great line-up of domestic bands and got the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE to be a partner and make the concert available for people all over the globe. The artists are donating not only their performance fees but also all the income from merchandise sold during the concert. The Finnish music business also wanted to take part and more than ten companies joined forces to make this concert happen.
If you want to donate money to the affected population of earthquake and tsunami, please contact your national Red Cross/Crescent society, which may have already launched fundraising campaign within your country.
If your national society doesn’t collect donation or you wish to send your donations directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society, please direct your fund to the following bank account. If you need the receipt of your fund, please state so clearly in the comment section of the bank transfer order. All the fund received under this account will be transferred to the Distribution Committee, which is formed around the local government of the disaster-affected prefecture and to be distributed directly among the affected population of earthquake and tsunami,
Name of Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Name of Branch: Ginza
Account No.: 8047670 (Ordinary Account)
SWIFT Code: SMBC JP JT
Payee Name: The Japanese Red Cross Society
Payee Address: 1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan