BRIAN MARQUIS ANNOUNCES CHARITY BIKE TOUR RAISING AWARENESS FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
This September, indie-folk artist Brian Marquis will head out on a charity bike tour throughout New England to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Marquis will also personally donate all profits made on the tour to the cause.
Marquis shares, “This fall I will be embarking on a tour throughout the northeast, riding a bicycle over 1,200+ miles from city to city playing shows to bring attention to Spaghetti Arms, an organization which aims to raise awareness, fundraise, and support research to end Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in early childhood.”
He continues, “I have become close to this organization over the past four years and wanted to find a way to help their cause while changing up the standard way I’ve been touring over the years in order to share music and conversation in a different way.”
Marquis has just wrapped up the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, where he performed daily in the Acoustic Basement Tent in support of his new release, I Miss The 90’s EP. Prior to the two month run throughout North America, Marquis performed on a string of sold out dates supporting The Dear Hunter and Northern Faces.
The EP features five covers of 90s favorites and follows his debut full-length album (of originals) called Blood & Spirits. Marquis’ latest music video for his cover of “Say It Ain’t So” from the EP, can be seen HERE now. The song also features guest vocals / appearances by Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche), Will Noon (fun., Straylight Run) on drums, Julio Tavarez (The Black and The White, As Tall As Lions) on bass, and Doug Grean (Scott Weiland, The Terpsichords) on piano/keyboards.
All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Sep 15 Hamden, CT @ The Space
Sep 17 Brooklyn, NY @ Throne Watches
Sep 19 Albany, NY @ Jack’s Place
Sep 22 Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
Sep 25 Bridgewater, NH @ House Show
Sep 27 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
Sep 29 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
Oct 01 Northampton, MA @ One Bar & Grill
Oct 02 Providence, RI @ The Met
Oct 03 New Milford, CT @ Odd Fellow’s Lodge