Bon Iver launch gender equality campaign

18th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

American rockers Bon Iver have launched a campaign to promote gender equality and prevent sexual and domestic abuse.

The band begin the American leg of their tour promoting their album 22, A Million on Tuesday (18Oct16) and announced on Sunday (16Oct16) they would be using their trek to help campaign and fundraise for charities committed to helping women.

A message on the group's official Twitter account read, "Thrilled to announce #2amillion, bringing gender equity centerstage (sic) thru (sic) action, fundraising, and education!"

The post was accompanied by a more detailed description of their 2 A Million campaign, which added that the campaign was intended to raise support, awareness and, "person-to-person connection in an effort to end gender inequality, domestic violence, and sexual abuse."

The band will partner with local women's charities in each city they visit on their tour and urged fans at their gigs to look for a stall promoting their campaign at each concert.

They requested that fans seek out those manning the stall in order to obtain information about and donate money towards their chosen cause.

Bon Iver's tour begins in Oakland, California on Tuesday (18Oct16) and concludes in London, England on 20 February (17).

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