With his sixth Panic! At The Disco record ‘Pray For The Wicked’ still fresh on ears and consuming the airwaves, the project’s ringleader and sole member Brendon Urie is now making headlines in a different way.
The charming frontman has announced that he has launched a human rights organisation, called Highest Hopes Foundation, with the name reflecting one of the band’s recent songs, ‘High Hopes’.
The organisation is set up to support communities who have been subjected to discrimination with regards to their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Urie has also announced that with every ticket sold for Panic! At The Disco‘s forthcoming tour, $1 will be donated towards the foundation.
Urie released a statement, explaining the foundation a little further, and why he chose to set it up.
“Every single day, all of you show me strength, courage and motivation, and as a result it felt important to create something to show you that I see all of wonderful things you’re doing out there in the world. With that being said, I want to join in on the fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Today I present to you the Highest Hopes Foundation, created to support the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights. This is dedicated to all people + communities who are subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation + gender identity.
To kick things off, we’ll be donating $1 from every U.S. ticket purchased for the Pray For The Wicked Tour to the Highest Hopes Foundation. Start spreading the love by texting GIVE to 50555.
All my love,
You can find out more about the foundation via Panic! At The Disco‘s website (here), which we expect will be expanded upon as it carries out its community work and support.
Panic! At The Disco‘s new full-length album, ‘Pray For The Wicked’, is out now through Fueled By Ramen/DCD2.
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