On Tuesday, international advocacy organization Global Citizen announced plans for its first-ever concert event in Vancouver, with Global Citizen Live Vancouver set to take place on Thursday, April 12, at the Commodore Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Headlining the event will be the Sam Roberts Band, with additional performers to include The Elwins, Crown Lands, and Horsepowar.
Beginning Tuesday, music fans and activists can enter a draw for free tickets by joining the Global Citizen movement on the group’s website, and undertake such actions as emailing world leaders, signing petitions and using social media to generate commitments in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” notes the group in its announcement, adding that “Global Citizens have generated more than 130 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over CAD $45 billion that is set to affect the lives of over 1.75 billion people.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be announcing this lineup for Global Citizen Vancouver Live,” said Erin Thomson, head of partnerships for Global Citizen Canada. “The unwavering support of Canada’s leadership, artists and activists on the global stage will help ensure the improvement of girls and women’s health and their adaptability to climate change.”
“It’s incredible to see all different walks of life join the Global Citizen movement and become unified through the power of music,” added the Sam Roberts Band in a statement. “We are so proud to be part of something that inspires and motivates change, and what ultimately has the ability to make this world a better place.”
For more information on how you can become part of the movement, visit globalcitizen.org.