ONE Joins Music Builds Tour as Major Sponsor and Advocacy Partner

The ONE Campaign is excited to announce its sponsorship of the ONE Music Builds Tour a benefit for Hollywood’s Habitat for Humanity, featuring Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Jars of Clay. The tour will kick off in Detroit on August 21st and wrap-up in Denver on October 12 and include 23 stops around the country. The tour will feature video presentations from the ONE Campaign as well as two booths for concert-goers to learn more about how they can be involved in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world.

“We’ve supported the ONE Campaign for a while because it’s an important way for the rest of us unelected folks to get involved in changing our world,” said Switchfoot drummer Chad Butler.

The tour will allow the ONE Campaign a chance to reach out to three groups of key constituencies: faith leaders, college students and voters in the upcoming election. Three of the ONE Campaign’s most exciting programs – ONE Sabbath, the ONE Campus Challenge and ONE Vote ’08 – will be featured in video presentations at each concert. The ONE Sabbath video features leaders from diverse faith traditions, including members of Third Day, Switchfoot and Jars of Clay, talking about their common ground in the fight against poverty. Tom Brady will kick off a competition for students in the ONE Campus Challenge video. The ONE Vote ’08 video will feature the presidential candidates and discuss what voters can do to make sure America’s next leaders go further to help the most vulnerable people in the world.

“We are thrilled to be joining these great bands on the road,” said ONE’s CEO David Lane. “The ONE Campaign is looking forward to meeting their friends and fans and talking about how we can all work together to make poverty history.”

The ONE Campaign is an organization uniting millions of people to press government leaders to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world. For more information, visit www.ONE.org.

ONE Campaign Press Contact: Taylor Royle, 202.215.2003, taylor.royle@one.org
Bands and Tour Press Contact: Bobbie Gale, 323.363.2171, bobbie@bighassle.com

“MUSIC BUILDS” TOUR Fall 2008
Third Day and Switchfoot with Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay
*Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.

AUGUST
Thu 8/21 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 8/22 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
Sat 8/23 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

SEPTEMBER
Sun 9/7 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Thu 9/11 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri 9/12 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sat 9/13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 9/14 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
Thu 9/18 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham
Fri 9/19 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sat 9/20 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sun 9/21 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
Thu 9/25 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Fri 9/26 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless
Sat 9/27 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 9/28 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

OCTOBER
Thu 10/2 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Fri 10/3 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 10/4 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun 10/5 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Fri 10/10 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sat 10/11 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun 10/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

About Third Day:
Over the past decade, Third Day has racked up 25 No.1 radio singles and sold more than six million albums, with RIAA certifications including one Platinum record, one Platinum DVD, and six Gold records. The band has garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), two consecutive American Music Award nods, multiple ASCAP honors, and has developed a historic partnership with Chevrolet. Third Day has maintained a touring record second-to-none by playing for audiences reaching into the millions. In addition to these many accolades, the band is most proud of its humanitarian efforts that include raising nearly $300,000 for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and charities such as the Blood:Water Mission. The band is responsible for encouraging more than 15,000 fans to sponsor children across the globe through the work of World Vision. For more information on Third Day, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.

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