The pop-punk “m***** f****** princess” Avril Lavigne and Rob Thomas of the soulful funky smooth voice of a generation are teaming up. You remember them right? Please don’t make us feel that old yet. They’re still making bomb moves in the music scene, but most importantly in the charity scene. Before we fill your brains with the goodness that is charity and music, we’ll give you a few throwbacks favorites from these two so you know just who we’re talking about.
Rob Thomas; Rob Thomas in Matchbox Twenty
This guy has always written lovely and caring music. Full of a soul that’s bared for all of us to see. From ‘Push’ with its themes of fear of vulnerability to ‘Her Diamonds.’ The latter is about his wife, and knowing that, our heart breaks all the more. Rob Thomas’ wife has an autoimmune disease. Similar to lupus, she has Lyme Disease, we can only imagine the song and dance of each day. Heartbreaking, his lyrics say it best.
"And she says oh I can’t take no more Her tears like diamonds on the floor And her diamonds bring me down Cause I can’t help her now"
Avril Lavigne Emo/Scene Queen
All that nostalgia and we’re not nearly to the best part of this announcement. Just hang tight. To give more context, we’ve all heard about Avril’s recent partnership with Project HOPE and then with Lyme Disease Awareness plus her Avril Foundation. Similarly to Rob Thomas’ wife, Avril Lavigne lives with Lyme Disease. Back in 2014, getting a tick bite changed her life. Together the two are taking on the fight to raise awareness.
I’m so excited for fans and friends from all over the world to join me and my very special guests for #FightLyme, which will benefit the Lyme community,” said Avril Lavigne “Go to www.AvrilLavigne.com and get your tickets – its going to be an evening to remember full of hope, great music, and exciting surprises! With your help, The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance can continue to transform lives. Tune in and enjoy!Avril Lavigne
Lyme Disease Benefit Livestream Concert
Rob Thomas won’t be the last it seems. This is working up to be a stunning lineup of supporters and performers on this ONE-night event. Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 5 pm PT is the day/time to remember. This is a unique event to raise awareness and raise funds for treatments. Presented by the Global Lyme Alliance and hosted by actor/producer/activist Wilmer Valderrama, you won’t want to miss this.
I’m so excited to invite you to join me & some VERY special guests for #FightLyme, a virtual concert to benefit the Lyme community. 100% of proceeds go to @AvrilFoundation @LymeAlliance. Tickets onsale now at https://t.co/0VgR5w8qpB pic.twitter.com/QroS8ujO5m— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) September 21, 2020
There are a few options when it comes to how to watch and interact with this event. You can buy:
T-shirt + Ticket $60
Above + pre-show soundcheck, including a very personal Q&A (If you purchase this pass you will have the chance to submit a question to possibly be answered by Avril during the Q&A.) $149
***100% of all proceeds from the concert will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance***
What is Lyme Disease?
There are tons of resources available on Avril’s website on signs, treatments, and preventative tips. You or someone you love may have to deal with these diseases daily. We want to be more aware of these silent diseases. There’s no need for you to suffer in silence. Let’s find a cure!
Are you going to attend? Did you learn something new? Enjoy this small throwback? Are you excited about the concert? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us over @thehoneypop!
Featured Image via Avril Lavigne Twitter