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KROQ’s annual flagship holiday concert, Almost Acoustic
Christmas 2009, took place earlier this month featuring the best and hottest
acts in rock. Whether or not you were able to attend the show,
beginning today, music fans across the country will now be able to
purchase and download performances from their favorite artists including 311, Phoenix,
The Bravery, Vampire Weekend and Rise Against, exclusively on iTunes (www.itunes.com). Net proceeds
from the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2009 benefit album will go to Para Los
Niños, a foundation for aiding and educating challenged children in inner
cities, and the Al Wooten, Jr. Heritage Center, a group which keeps children
busy and productive in order to keep them engaged.
Almost Acoustic Christmas 2009 benefit album will be offered for sale through
mid-February. The full digital album is available for $7.99, with
individual tracks at 99 cents.
Complete Artist/Track listing is as follows:
Rise Against "Savior"
311 "India Ink"
Metric "Help I'm Alive"
Anberlin "Feel Good Drag"
Vampire Weekend "Oxford Comma"
Three Days Grace "Never Too Late"
Cage The Elephant "In One Ear"
Dead By Sunrise "Let
White Rabbits "Percussion Gun"
The Bravery "Hatef--k"
Slightly Stoopid "Comb 4 My Dome"
broadcasting out of Los
Angeles, is the nation’s most
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Acoustic Christmas has been a staple concert for KROQ since its debut in
1990. KROQ’s 2009 Almost Acoustic Christmas’ two day show took
place Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 at the
Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal
City, CA. The
lineup included 311, AFI, Alice In Chains, Anberlin, Cage The Elephant,
Dead By Sunrise, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Metric, Muse, Phoenix, Program
Guide, Rise Against, Slightly Stoopid, Sublime, The Bravery, Thirty Seconds to
Mars, Three Days Grace, Vampire Weekend, and White Rabbits.
KROQ is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the
largest major-market radio operators in the United
A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the
majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets. In addition to
KROQ, CBS RADIO owns and operates KNX-AM, KFWB-AM, KAMP-FM, KCBS-FM, KRTH-FM
and KTWV-FM in Los
Angeles. For more
information on KROQ, the nation’s most listened to rock station, please
Niños (“For the Children”) was founded so that no child would be
forgotten. It takes in children from 6 weeks to 21 years old that are born in
LA’s challenged inner cities. These children are left home alone and never
attend school, or are locked in hotel rooms while their parents work, and some
even wander the streets with nowhere to go. Para Los Niños gives these kids an
education and hope for the future.
Al Wooten, Jr. Heritage Center was started by
Myrtle Faye Rumph, Al Wooten’s mother, after he was killed in a drive-by gang
shooting. The goal of the charity is to give kids confidence, keep them busy,
and change attitudes. “If somebody had taken more time with the person who
killed my son, maybe my son would still be alive.”