Thousand Foot Krutch Performs At Benefit For Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
Modern rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch will perform for the first time with a symphony orchestra Nov. 9 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Invited as a featured guest performer, TFK joins GRAMMY-Award winning film composer Mateo Messina and the NW Symphony Orchestra for Messina’s 15th annual fundraising concert presented in support of Seattle Children's Hospital, part of the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals.
Benefiting the Uncompensated Care fund at the hospital, which provides quality care to all children, regardless of their ability to pay, the event also features The Gothard Sisters, The Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drum Brigade, the NW Boychoir and many other talented musicians and dancers. Tickets for Mateo Messina’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert: The Voice of Finnegan Farrell can be purchased now at www.thesymphonyguild.org.
Organizers are expecting to raise as much as $250,000 at this event to help families with kids going through treatments. The funds aid young patients like 13-year-old Clayton Beasley, who recently had a kidney transplant and will be performing a song he wrote with Messina, “I’ll Use My Voice Until the Day I Die,” at the concert.
“We hope you can join us at this event,” encourages TFK front man Trevor McNevan. “This is guaranteed to be an amazing night of music, celebrating the unbreakable spirit of the patients like Clayton at Seattle Children’s Hospital.”
The theme for this year’s concert, “The Voice of Finnegan Farrell,” tells the tale of a young boy who doesn’t know how to speak. Through music and live paintings, Messina, whose credits include Juno, Up In The Air, Thank You for Smoking, Butter and more, engages 250-plus performers for this eclectic, Irish themed concert that promises to turn the walls of the Benaroya Hall into a 100 foot long cinematic presentation. Video highlights from past concerts that have included such special guests as Eisley, Heart, DJ Cut Chemist, Five for Fighting, Civil Twilight and Alice in Chains, can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/50173191.
Giving back is in the DNA for TFK, who recently offered its fans two free remixes commemorating the success of their independently released, 5-star acclaimed The End Is Where We Begin, which hit No. 1 on the Hard Rock and Christian/Gospel-Mainstream, No. 3 on Alternative and No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 sales charts. Fans have until the end of the month to download Aaron Sprinkle’s take on TFK’s Active Rock hit single “Let The Sparks Fly” and Solomon Olds’ (Family Force 5) take on the adrenaline-infused “Light Up The Sky” at http://noisetrade.com/thousandfootkrutch.
As sales continue double-digit percentage growth over the band’s previous best-selling album, Welcome to the Masquerade, TFK’s second Active Rock single from The End Is Where We Begin, “War Of Change,” hit No. 1 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Octane Big-Uns Countdown (www.siriusxm.com/octane) three weeks ago and continues to remain in the top 5 on the chart as it gains spins across the country.
Recently wrapping up its tour on the Third Annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and having receiving over 1,600, 5-star average customer reviews on iTunes alone for The End Is Where We Begin, Thousand Foot Krutch has found that sometimes the best way to move forward is to go back to the basics, taking all of the raw energy and emotion of the past and channeling it into the present. For those who’ve been following the Ontario, Canada-bred players since their formation in 1997, it’s been a continuously escalating highlight reel that includes best-selling albums, four top 25 Active Rock hits (including the top 20 smash hits “Fire It Up” and “Move”), plus a slew of soundtrack slots. In fact, the group has literally infiltrated every facet of pop culture, from ongoing ESPN appearances, to various NASCAR, MLB, NHL, NCAA and NFL airings (including the 2010 Super Bowl), along with the “GI Joe” movie trailer, WGN-TV’s “Smallville” and EA Sports’ NHL 2010 and 2013 video games.