Pussy Riot “Hangerz” Ft Vic Mensa & Junglepussy. 2020 US Tour – News

Pussy Riot “Hangerz” Ft Vic Mensa and Junglepussy. Announce 19-Date US Tour in 2020

Today, Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot releases the song “Hangerz” (feat. Vic Mensa and Junglepussy). Listen to it HERE and video HERE. Earlier this week, they announced a 19-date headline tour across North America which is on sale now and benefits Planned Parenthood. Fronted by Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, the group will kick off their month-long trek on March 13th in Los Angeles. Tickets on sale here https://xxpussyriotxx.com/.

Nadya Tolokonnikova about “Hangerz” and the tour:
“Don’t like abortions? Don’t make it. 

Don’t tell me what to do, my body is nobody’s business. It’s a universal basic right of every human – to decide what do we do with our own bodies.

Don’t like abortions? Promote reproductive rights and join Planned Parenthood’s effort in educating people on how to take good care of their reproductive health and to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies.

Abortion bans never work, throughout the history we see that abortion bans cause only a growth of illegal procedures that often lead to severe pain and serious damage to health women’s health, including death.

Stop banning and punishing me. Treat me as truly equal. Talk to me. Listen to me. Help me when I need it. Planned Parenthood and their affiliates are places where women can receive real support, and we, the women of Pussy Riot, cherish these unique safe places dearly. And we’re seriously dedicated to continuously support them.”

Vic Mensa says: “When I saw Pussy Riot protesting inside of that church in Russia, I was immediately entranced. It’s revolutionary, it’s radical, it’s explosive, it’s what music should be in times like these.”

Junglepussy says: “THIS PUSSY DON’T POP FOR YOU”

The song was written even before staging a sold-out live benefit show in Birmingham, Alabama on July 11th to protest the anti-abortion legislation. All proceeds from the show were donated to non-profits Yellowhammer Fund and Planned Parenthood, in support of access to safe and legal abortion. While the group are pleased to see the legislation temporarily blocked by a federal judge, the fight for protecting women’s rights is far from over, which is why they are proud to partner with PLUS1 to continue supporting Planned Parenthood on this tour. $1 from each ticket sold will go toward a local PP affiliate representing each tour market. Alongside, all proceeds from the release of “Hangerz” will go directly to Planned Parenthood.

This national tour kicks off amidst one of the most consequential US presidential election years of our lifetime. Fighting for access to safe and legal abortion and the fight for basic human rights, are once again on the ballot come November. Pussy Riot calls upon their supporters to gather and rally at each performance. Leading up to this, the group has fought tirelessly in their native Russia, releasing songs that have represented their various actions including the law enforcement action tracks: “Track About Good Cop” soundtracking the action at the FIFA World Cup Final in Moscow, right in front of Vladimir Putin. “Chaika” was written to demand the Russian government immediately fire corrupt prosecutor general Yury Chaika. “Make America Great Again” (dir. Jonas Akerlund, written Ricky Reed) was a quite literal attempt to spread awareness and prevent the election of Donald Trump. “Police State” was a call to action for all activists who stand against police brutality and offensive excessive surveillance. And sadly, “I Can’t Breathe” was written in honor of Eric Garner, a man who was brutally killed by New York cops.

Pussy Riot gained international attention when they were imprisoned for two years in Russian jail for performing 35-seconds of a “punk prayer” inside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Since their release, Pussy Riot have continued efforts to stand against police brutality and expose corrupt officials. 

In 2014, Pussy Riot launched Mediazona, a 100% censorship-free independent Russian media agency focusing on controversial law enforcement issues including exposing the conditions in prisons, routine tortures in police departments and the FSB, persecutions of political activists, elections, protests and more. Pussy Riot activists continue to advocate for prison reform in Russia while also providing aide and legal relief to prisoners.

Last year, the European Human Rights Court declared a major victory in favor of Pussy Riot stating that the Russian government mistreated members of the group by imprisoning them and settled with a large cash sum to which Nadya has donated to the aforementioned causes.

PUSSY RIOT – NA TOUR DATES:
Fri 3.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 LA
Sat 3.14 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
Wed 3.18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Thu 3.19 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Fri 3.20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue 3.24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Thu 3.26 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Fri 3.27 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sat 3.28 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Tue 3.31 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu 4.2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Fri 4.3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat 4.4 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Wed 4.8 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Fri 4.10 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
Sat 4.11 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Sun 4.12 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Tue 4.14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Wed 4.15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Tue 5.19  – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

About Pussy Riot:
https://xxpussyriotxx.com/
http://www.twitter.com/pussyrrriot
http://www.instagram.com/nadyariot
https://www.facebook.com/wearepussyriot/
https://www.youtube.com/wearepussyriot
http://www.zona.media/ (Pussy Riot’s independent publication focused on Russian courts, law enforcement, and prison system)

About Planned Parenthood:
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions.
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

About PLUS1:
PLUS1 is an initiative that channels the collective energy of a concert to catalyze social change. By partnering with performing artists, PLUS1 unlocks and grants millions of dollars to high impact nonprofits addressing our most serious global challenges around Access, Equity, and Dignity. The work begins with a $1 per ticket add-on that makes fundraising simple and seamless. Beyond the dollar, PLUS1 supports artists as educators and advocates, fueling their passion, reach, impact. To date, PLUS1 has raised and granted over $8 million, and served as the connective tissue between over 100 artists, millions of their fans, and 100s of leading social justice organizations tackling global injustice.
http://plus1.org/

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