Scott Stapp announces online concert to support ChildFund Covid-19 Response on May 28th 2020

Scott Stapp online concert 2020 poster
Grammy winning songwriter, solo artist, and voice of Creed, Scott Stapp will perform an online concert on Thursday to encourage sponsorships for ChildFund International as they battle Covid-19’s secondary impact – hunger and economic instability.

Airing on Stapp’s social channels, as well as Creed’s, representatives from ChildFund will take over each live comment section to assist potential donors when the concert begins at 8:30pm EST (7:30pm Central/5:30pm Pacific) on Thursday May 28th, respectively at 02:30am CET on Friday May 29th.

With the halting of live shows, Stapp’s philanthropy partner since 2015 has lost a grassroots way to increase awareness and funding. Whereas Stapp’s recent tours saw him speaking about ChildFund from the stage, displaying videos of their impact pre-show, and hosting volunteers at each venue to help fans become sponsors, this concert will now convey those messages online. It will be shareable for the foreseeable future with a modest goal of adding at least 50 new sponsors who will commit to a donation of just $36 a month.

“ChildFund gives kids a fighting chance to overcome the realities they were born into”, said Stapp. “They play a crucial role in all aspects of their lives – housing, nutrition, health, education – from infancy to young adulthood, and they integrate job training as these kids grow. What a gift that is to these children and what a relief for their parents, who have to struggle for the basics we take for granted”.

ChildFund’s $56 million COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan aims to reach 6.3 million in its initial phase to ensure that the virus does not deny any child the right to be healthy and safe:

• Education – teaching the importance of hand washing and social distancing; providing hand washing stations and soap to communities, etc.

• Food – providing food for vulnerable communities so that they can stay home without choosing between food and observing quarantine.

• Domestic abuse – working with community leaders/governments to inform people of resources to help prevent domestic abuse.

• Click here for ChildFund International’s COVID response plan (4/28/20)
In early March, Scott Stapp and ChildFund debuted a PSA video, filmed on the Stapp’s trip to Ecuador, and set to his song, “Wake Up Call”. At that time, the father of four noted, “Children in need don’t have to become victims of neglect”.
Watch the “Wake Up Call” PSA video below.

Now, when even affluent individuals are navigating income uncertainty, Stapp’s performance aims to shine a light on an easy and affordable way to ensure that children in need receive the crucial support of ChildFund International. To sponsor a child or learn more, please click here.

Stapp has come full circle with “The Space Between the Shadows”. Themes of facing the past, overcoming, and powering through adversity dominate - “Purpose for Pain”, finds meaning in life’s struggles; “Name”, promises to end destructive cycles; “Gone Too Soon”, honors musical peers and victims of unexpected tragedy; and “Survivor” promises above all, to never stop fighting.

European Tour Dates 2020:
26.10.20 UK –  London / O2 Academy Islington
27.10.20 UK –  Birmingham / The Mill
28.10.20 UK –  Leeds / Warehouse
30.10.20 FR –  Paris / Trabendo
31.10.20 FR –  Lyon / CCO
02.11.20 IT – Treviso / New Age
03.11.20 CH – Zurich / Dynamo
05.11.20 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
07.11.20 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
08.11.20 AT – Vienna / Szene
10.11.20 PL – Warsaw / Proxima
11.11.20 DE – Berlin / Kesselhaus
14.11.20 DE – Heidelberg / Halle 02
16.11.20 DE – Cologne / Live Music Hall
17.11.20 NL– Leiden / Gebr De Nobel
19.11.20 BE – Antwerp / Trix
20.11.20 DE – Dortmund / FZW
21.11.20 DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
25.11.20 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgårn
27.11.20 NO – Oslo / Youngs
28.11.20 SE – Stockholm / Fållan
30.11.20 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia