I’ll admit — sometimes I get a little lost in the wide world of blogging and I pay a lot more attention to Tenacious D tour dates and a lot less attention to national (and international)

There’s a humanitarian crisis going on right outside our little US comfort zone. The Darfur region of the Sudan is in the midst of a genocidal war between the Janjaweed military group and the smaller that they’re hoping to irradicate, and (of all companies) is stepping up and trying to do something about it.

In comes the Rock for Darfur concerts scheduled for October 21, 2006…

22 bands will be taking part in benefit concerts designed to raise and stimulate money, awareness, action, etc.

Rock for Darfur concerts on October 21 include:
, Winston-Salem, NC, Millennium Center
, Medford, OR, Main One Center for the Arts
The Fray, , Ontario, Kool Haus
, , PA, Starlight Ballroom
Atreyu, Baltimore, MD, Sonar
+44, Sacramento, CA, The Boardwalk
, San Diego, CA, SOMA
, St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Landing
Citizen , , WA, Showbox
Teddy Geiger, Melbourne FL, King Center
Cullum, Reno, NV, Reno Hilton Theater
, , 9:30 club
The Lost Trailers, , GA, The Peachtree Tavern
Hotel Cafe Tour, Louisville, KY, Mill Tavern
and Pepper, , CA, Warfield
, , SC, The Farm
Jars of Clay, , MN, Marantha Hall
Gov’t Mule and , Spokane, WA, The Big Easy
, Asheville, NC,
Bob & , Milwaukee, WI, The Rave

If you can make it to any of these shows, you’re doing your part to support a good cause. I’m always happy when I see like this — people trying to help people — as I think the world could always use a little more give and a lot less take

Rock for Darfur [MySpace]

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