New York, NY – Well-known for his humanitarian efforts working for Greenpeace and supporting the “Smile Train” mission, Dave Wakeling of Two-Tone ska legends THE ENGLISH BEAT is once again putting the World in the forefront and supporting an issue that needs attention – autism. “My mom nursed autistic kids in the Sixties and Seventies and she told me fascinating stories,” he recalls, regarding his early exposure to the neurological disorder. “And now, I have a number of friends dealing with autism in their families as well.”
In an effort to raise awareness and funds for the care of autistic children, Dave is launchingThe Love You Give Tour this week on the East Coast with donations to be collected during the concerts. The tour launches on December 8th in Annapolis, MD and travels up the East Coast until mid-December (dates below). As an added incentive in these dire economic climate, the band has reduced ticket prices for select dates for the unemployed as a sign of solidarity and support – “a helping hand in these hard times” as Dave explains. Fans wanting to take advantage of this reduced admission will need to provide a current unemployment check stub as proof at the door.