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Billie Eilish, Peter Gabriel & More Join Music Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence

Billie Eilish, Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow and more have joined a coalition called Artist for Action to Prevent Gun Violence.

The coalition, which will officially launch on September 22nd, will perform live several live events at New York’s Irving Plaza to raise awareness on preventing gun violence and to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit founded by the families of some of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.

According to Variety, the first event will feature a live performance by Bush and several special guests.

The Artist for Action coalition, led by Mark Barden, also includes Nile Rodgers, Bootsy Collins, Sofi Tukker, Rufus Wainwright, the Pixies, LP, Old Crow Medicine Show, Halestorm, Rozzi, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild and more.

Barden’s son Daniel was one of 26 victims killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.

“After my son Daniel was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I put my career as a professional guitarist on hold to devote myself to preventing gun violence,” Barden said in a statement. “Please join me and hundreds of other artists, musicians, actors, athletes, and people like you to finally end this senseless violence.”

“This needs to stop,” said Gabriel. “So many needless deaths. So much suffering. It just needs a little common sense.”

“As a community of artists, we need to band together to make common sense change,” Eilish added.

(Photo: Mason Poole)

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