With all of yesterday’s Oprah excitement (we reached our $1 million goal), you think this office couldn’t handle one more announcement about the 25 event. But we are so pleased/elated/fortunate to announce MUMFORD & SONS as our 25 headliners, performing in Austin, TX. You might recognize them from the Grammys, you know, when they played alongside Bob Dylan, or when they recently performed at Coachella to a crowd of 50 000 singing the words to their songs, and you and over a million others might have a copy of Sigh No More. So you can see, we’re a little excited.
Mumford and Sons are one of our biggest supporters, not only in their international popularity, but in the authenticity of their commitment to our mission. They found us in a unique and devastating way, as we used their song Timshel as catharsis for an extremely difficult time in the Invisible Children family with the passing of one of our own, Nate Henn.
We knew there was something more to it. We knew that there was a real, palpable reason why their music reached us in that way. It was only until we started working with them months ago that we realized just how personal that connection was.
As they travel by Railroad on their current “Railroad Revival Tour” alongside acts like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, they’ll be making a stop through Austin, TX where they will perform a uniquely intimate performance for some of our biggest supporters at 25.
It’s probably going to get nuts, and there’s very limited capacity so you should try to get there early or raise a ton of money starting, now. Good luck to all Austin attendees, I’ll be in San Fran, avoiding Mumford chaos.
“Break the Silence” is RSVP only, so if you haven’t done it yet, go to www.invisiblechildren.com/25 and start your fundraising page. Once you raise $25, we’ll send you your RSVP. But it’s first come first serve. Doors open at 5:00PM and “Break the Silence” starts right at 6.
Mumford & Sons- Timshel