JUSTIN OF BLUE OCTOBER TO ADDRESS CONGRESS ON SUICIDE PREVENTION & AWARENESS

The PICK UP THE PHONE TOUR will launch with a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 AM. Justin Furstenfeld, the lead singer of Blue October, will be on hand to speak and perform an acoustic set before members of Congress as well as supporters of the tour partners 1-800 SUICIDE, PostSecret and TWLOHA. Justin–who has struggled with bi-polar disorder most of his life–will be calling on Congress to fund both creative writing and art therapy programs as alternative options for mental health. The press conference will also urge Congress to fully fund the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act which provides the funding behind the majority of the suicide prevention programs in the United States today.

See the full PUTP tour itinerary below; tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit: www.putp.org and http://www.blueoctoberfan.com/pickupthephone.

Pick Up The Phone Tour 2009
with Blue October and B.o.B
10/21 Washington, DC – Capitol Hill-PUTP Press Conference
10/22 Charleston, SC – Music Farm (no B.o.B.)
10/23 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
10/24 Hilton Head, SC – Shoreline Ballroom
10/27 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
10/28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
10/30 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
10/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz (Ybor City)
11/01 Columbia, SC – Headliners
11/02 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/05 Rochester, NY – Water Street
11/06 Boston, MAHouse of Blues – “10th Anniversary Reason To Live Concert” with Cracker
11/10 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
11/12 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/13 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak
11/14 Kalamazoo, MI – State Theater
11/15 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/18 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
11/20 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
11/21Austin, TX – Stubb’s

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