Following the news of yesterday's bombing at the Boston Marathon, Fall Out Boy quickly pledged to donate all proceeds to their September 6th show in Boston to victims of the tragedy. The band posted this message to their website late last night, less than an hour before their new album Save Rock And Roll went on sale:
as you guys all know we’ve been beyond excited for today to come and normally this would be a day of celebration with the release of our new album. in light of the events in Boston yesterday we’d like to send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and everyone affected. we’ll be donating the proceeds from our upcoming boston show from the fall tour at Tsongas arena to the victims. hopefully these songs will make some people feel better today. We are Americans, this affects us all.
After big news and tragic events such as yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, many people take to social media to gather information and make some sense of the day. Many artists we follow posted reactions to yesterday's event that has since been labeled by President Obama as an act of terror.
Rolling Stone compiled many tweets by musicians about the Boston Marathon tragedy, and put the Boston and Massachusetts artists front and center:
@DropkickMurphys Boston your in our prayers from California...be safe everyone !!!! Unbelievable
@guster Oh man. Our hearts are with you Boston.
@Godsmack_Music Thoughts go out to all, right in our home town of Boston, who were involved in the marathon explosions today. Very sad.
@PIXIES BOSTON, we are with you.
RS also shared tweets from non-Boston/Mass. artists expressed concern and solidarity for the victims.
@30SECONDSTOMARS Our hearts + thoughts are w/ you #Boston. What a senseless + horrible act. If you're in the area please donate blood— http://ow.ly/k5JVQ
@garbage Our thoughts and love go out to the good people of Boston.
Click here to see the full RS piece. Here are some others that I found from browsing my own "music" twitter list @TheJoel97x:
Blink 182 bassist/singer @markhoppus thoughts and prayers to everyone in boston. so terrible. stay safe, everyone.
Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill @doctorfollowill My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims & families of this senseless tragedy. My heart hurts for Boston tonight.
The Joy Formidable @joyformidable Sending our thoughts and love to the city of Boston, news & images coming from there are heartbreaking
Silversun Pickups @SSPU Our hearts are with you Boston..._b
Dresden Dolls leader and solo artist @amandapalmer (lives in Boston) do not let terror eat at your heart. do not turn to fear. drop your shoulders. there is a crack in everything. that's how the light gets in.