As if we couldn’t love them anymore, our fave brother/sister duo BROODS have just announced a free special community concert in their hometown of Nelson to help boost the morale of those affected by the recent fires. The one-off showcase extends a warm invitation to the commendable servicewomen and men as well as volunteers who aided the town during the relief efforts. Air New Zealand will bring the LA-based band home to perform this invite-only show at Nelson College on Thursday 21st March, ahead of their NZ tour for their latest album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster.
Georgia explained to the NZ Herald why it was essential that they perform this show in Nelson: “We haven’t done a show there in so long, and music is the only way that we can really help because it’s the only thing that we’re good at. It seems really perfect to go home and do the first show in a while, and bring the new record to Nelson in a way where we can give back, and give free music, and give back to our community.”
This is not the first time that the siblings have stepped up during a time of hardship, their compassionate nature and goodwill has seen them give back to those in need more than once. Georgia once said in a post via Instagram – “We are all constantly searching for happiness for ourselves, trying new ways to make ourselves feel complete. Stop! I have the cure! Serving others without your own agenda. Go now my beautiful children of the internet and give selflessly. What you receive back will be so much more than you give. I promise.”
In 2017, the pair fostered three abandoned pitbulls who needed a second chance at life. That same year Georgia volunteered for an organisation called ‘All Hands’ in Peru for two weeks to help aid the victims from the destructive floods. The band have also performed shows in alliance with Amnesty International’s #GiveaHomeProject in support of refugees, as well as an intimate show at The Grammy Museum to assist in the local communities music education programmes.
BROODS have also continued to stand up for what they believe in and are consistently vocal about their passion and support for female empowerment, gay marriage, protection of animals, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and much more.
Their latest single ‘Too Proud’ from their new album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster “is for everyone who has ever felt that stigma that mental health struggles are shameful – it’s NOT shameful.”
Don’t worry this time if you are unable to get tickets to their Nelson concert – fans nationwide will be able to livestream the showcase exclusively via the New Zealand Herald website or by listening to ZM’s live broadcast with Fletch, Vaughan and Megan. The show will be a taster of what the dynamic dream team have in store for their upcoming NZ tour.
Make sure you catch BROODS on their homecoming tour this month and show them some Kiwi love before they return back to the U.S. to headline venues across the country.
Christchurch Town Hall – March 22nd
Wellington’s Homegrown Festival – March 23rd
Auckland Town Hall – March 24th
Book tickets via their website: www.broodsmusic.com