It was a cancerous brain tumor that was located in the middly of my brain, which was inoperable, and I had to do six cycles of chemotherapy. … Normal kids, they do chemotherapy for two hours for three days; I had it for 24 hours, seven days a week.

I’m going to forget about all that because today I’m going to be having the best day of my life.

That’s John’s story (which you can watch below), and he represents one of all too many excruciating situations everyday people have to endure. I promise you there’s one common thread through every one of those stories: The people used music to get through it.

For John, that music was The Devil Wears Prada. The band has announced they’ll be headlining the 2014 Sub City Take Action Tour to help aid in situations like John’s all across the United States. Support will come from 8:18 tourmates The Ghost Inside, plus I Killed the Prom Queen and Danger Kids.

The tour benefits the Living The Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization that hooks up children with life threatening diseases with the experience of a lifetime.

Mar 12 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
Mar 13 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
Mar 14 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
Mar 16 Grand Prairie, TX South By So What*
Mar 17 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Mar 18 Odessa, TX Club Patron
Mar 19 Corpus Christi, TX La Hacienda
Mar 21 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Mar 22 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
Mar 23 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill Theatre
Mar 24 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Mar 25 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Mar 27 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Mar 28 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
Mar 29 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Mar 30 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
April 01 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
April 02 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall


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