The recently wrapped, eighth annual 2009 Take Action! Tour came to a culmination after two months and 40 shows, with one last hurrah in Cincinnati, OH on April 1, 2009. The nationwide charity tour raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action, and for the second straight year Take Action has chosen not-for-profit organization to benefit from the funds raised and to help spread the message of action to young people across the US and Canada.
2009 marks the first time the Take Action! Tour has ventured to Australia, with Hopeless Records’ own All Time Low and San Franciscan pop-punk/hardcore enthusiasts Set Your Goals leading the charge, while Melbourne quintet Stealing O’Neal will also be jumping on board as the national support. The Take Action! Tour supports and promotes the work of, an Australian youth service dedicated to reducing youth suicide. From each ticket sold, Take Action! will donate 10% (excluding GST) to to help them continue to provide young people with an anonymous and free support website which provides info and advice on issues like depression, bullying, wellbeing and relationships. Visit for additional details.
The Impact of the 2009 Take Action! Tour:
* Over $40,000 raised for Do Something which helps young people make a positive difference in the world - based on 10% of ticket revenue, 5% of the retail price for each Take Action! Volume 8 Compilation CD sold and additional tour related fundraising
* Over 23,000 fans in 40 cities proved that the world can be made a better place one voice at a time
* Over 9,000 copies of the Take Action Volume 8 Compilation already sold
* Take Action Grants, empowered by f.y.e., MySpace Music, Myspace IMPACT and Hopeless/Sub City Records, will focus on Music Education or any other cause young people are passionate about. Stay tuned to find out more about the recipients
“This year's tour exceeded our expectations. The bands were truly engaged in the cause of young people taking action. Partnering with Sub City has been a great fundraising tool for Do Something, but more importantly, it's been a great way to spread our message of positive action to teens,"
says Do Something CMO, Aria Finger
Headlining band Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue and Anarbor, united fans across the U.S. and Canada in support of Do Something, an organization that gives young people the opportunity to help change the world
Based on 10% of all 2009 Take Action! Tour ticket sales, 5% of the retail price for each Take Action! Volume 8 Compilation CD sold, as well as revenue from merchandise initiatives and additional tour related fundraising, Hopeless Records and the Sub City non-profit will donate over $40,000 to Do!
Hopeless Records and Sub City would like to thank all the bands and labels involved this year that brought the message directly to fans that each one of us can take action and make the world a better place. Thank you as well to Jamie Kelsall and everyone at APA for again booking an amazing tour, and thank you to Mike Cubillos and Jose Martinez at Earshot Media for their help in promoting this great cause.

2009 Take Action! Tour Artists:
Headliner- Cute Is What We Aim For, Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue, and Anarbor

2009 Take Action! Tour Sponsors:
We were pleased to welcome F.Y.E. as the title sponsor for the 2009 Sub City Take Action! Tour

About f.y.e.
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of entertainment software, including music, video and video games and related products. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, primarily under the names f.y.e. for your entertainment and Suncoast and on the web at,,, and

About MySpace Music
MySpace Music a landmark joint venture among MySpace, The EMI Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony ATV, and whose independent music distribution partners include The Orchard, IODA, Alternative Distribution Alliance, RED, Fontana, and Caroline. MySpace Music offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content, user-friendly e-commerce solutions, personal music players, and user and artist playlisting. MySpace Music aims to empower major, independent, and unsigned artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue allowing the MySpace community to freely stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and ultimately buy merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods. MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, The Release, Front to Back and The List.

About MySpace IMPACT
MySpace IMPACT is a channel within MySpace designed to empower MySpace users to make a difference in the world and to enable politicians, non-profits and civic organizations to connect with the online community. In addition to features on the channel itself and products like a viral fundraising widget, MySpace IMPACT also fosters social and civic engagement among the MySpace community through original programs blending on- and off-line elements, including Impact Awards, OurPlanet, DeclareYourself, Volunteer Space, and Decision08.

About Hopeless Records and Sub City
Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records is a Southern California independent record label home to breakout artists All Time Low, There For Tomorrow, Anarbor, The Human Abstract, and many more. Throughout the 15 year history of Hopeless Records the label has released over 100 albums and launched the careers of Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, and Melee. In 1999 Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations under the Sub City name with charitable albums, tours, and events. Now itself a registered 501c3 non profit organization, Sub City continues this mission of raising funds and awareness for worthy causes and to date has raised over $1.8 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations.

Additional sponsors making a positive impact in 2009 by supporting Take Action Include: Alternative Press,,, Live Nation, House Of Blues, Guitar Center, Epiphone, Hopeless Records, Fueled By Ramen Records, Warner Brothers Records, Rise Records, and Fearless Records. It is with the love and support of all of these organizations that Take Action is able to make a difference in the lives of young people.

2009 Take Action! Tour Charity: Charity partner is a national not-for-profit that believes that young people have the power to make a difference. They inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.

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