In support of Anti-Bullying Awareness Month this October, Los Angeles based hard rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES have created an exclusive lyric t-shirt that is on sale now. The band has teamed up with The Bully Project and created a crowdfunding initiative, with all profits from the sale of the t-shirt going to support this important organization. The words “If We Stand Together We Will Be Unbroken” will be emblazoned across the front of the t-shirt; a lyric taken from the band’s song “Unbroken”, featured on the “Avengers Assemble” soundtrack.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES are one of the first bands to take to crowdfunding for the sole purpose of raising money for a charity they believe in. The band has pulled in some of their sponsors to also join them in the fight against bullying. BandMerch, Peavey and Monster Energy will be supporting this endeavor through matching donations at different intervals of the campaign.
The shirt will be on sale for three weeks exclusively at Teespring.com for $25.00 each.
States acclaimed “Bully” documentary director Lee Hirsch: “Alex, whose powerful story of being bullied is told in the film ‘Bully’, is 16 and an aspiring musician. He is a huge fan of the BLACK VEIL BRIDES. We are grateful for artists like the BLACK VEIL BRIDES for taking a stand with Alex, The Bully Project and all of us who have felt like outsiders to end bullying and create safer schools.”
A subsequent component of the partnership is that BLACK VEIL BRIDES will be encouraging everyone who purchases a shirt to send a photo of themselves wearing it. That photo can be emailed to the band at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon sending the image to that email address, the person is giving the band permission to use their image in an anti-bullying video that they will be releasing on Octover 1 for Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. This video will be posted on the BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ YouTube page and shared for the world to see.