Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and voter registration non-profit, HeadCount, have announced an exciting partnership for the band’s upcoming two-night run in Washington, D.C.
Fans who register to vote or sign up for election alerts from HeadCount will be entered into a contest to win a VIPPPP travel package for the two-night run in the nation’s capital, set to take place on December 6th and 7th. The grand prize includes flights and a hotel for two in addition to a special meet-and-greet with the members of the band.
As we head into an important election year, getting involved in the political process is more imperative than ever. When reached for a comment about the HeadCount/PPPP partnership surrounding the band’s D.C. run, bassist Ben Carrey cited a quote by founding father Thomas Jefferson: “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
Noted Andy Bernstein, HeadCount’s executive director, “Sending some members of the Flock to the DC shows is just a perfect way to celebrate democracy. Everyone at HeadCount is excited about this partnership.”
The band echoed Bernstein’s sentiments, noting in a statement, “We’re thrilled to be working with Headcount this fall in encouraging our fans and Flockers to get out and make their voices heard!”
To enter, head over to www.headcount.org/voter-flock and register to vote, receive election alerts, or volunteer with HeadCount. You can also text “VOTER FLOCK” to 40949 to receive more information.
Even beyond the HeadCount connection, this D.C. run has particular significance for the Baltimore-native band. On Friday, December 6th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will land at a familiar D.C. haunt, the 1,200-capacity 9:30 Club. The following night, Saturday, December 7th, they’ll head 3 miles south (as the Pigeon flies) to make their debut at The Anthem, the gorgeous 6,000-cap auditorium on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront. The performance at The Anthem will mark the biggest headlining show of the band’s career so far—that is, until they go even bigger on New Year’s Eve with an arena show in Asheville.