Anderson .Paak and his band, the Free Nationals, recently announced a trio of intimate benefit concerts set for November. In partnership with Modelo and iHeartMedia, proceeds from the shows will benefit refugees, immigrants, and Americans in need through the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
The brief run of benefit shows begins with a performance at San Francisco’s August Hall on November 13th. .Paak and his band will then head to Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse on November 15 before concluding the jaunt with a concert at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel on November 17th.
Prior to his musical success and international stardom, .Paak was homeless and without a job, along with his wife and newborn son.
Anderson .Paak shared some insight via press release. He explained,
As someone who’s struggled, who not too long ago had no job or place to call home, I know the importance of being given a fighting chance. Music was my fighting chance. Now, I’m thankful to team up with Modelo to give those in need a shot at proving what they’re made of.
Lauren Gray, Senior Director of Global Corporate Partnerships at the IRC, added,
The International Rescue Committee is at work in some of the toughest places on earth, providing lifesaving aid to those affected by crisis and conflict. Everyone deserves a safe place to live, a job and education for their kids, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through these concerts, Modelo, Anderson and his fans will help the IRC deliver comprehensive and critical resources to refugees and vulnerable families in the U.S. and across the globe.
Fans can enter here for a chance to win a trip to see .Paak in Brooklyn, which includes tickets, airfare, accommodations, and more.
Tickets for all three concerts are now on sale here.
For a full list of upcoming Anderson .Paak performances, head to his website here.