Russian Rock Band Pussy Riot Launching U.S. Tour to Benefit Planned Parenthood

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot perform on The Park Stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year …
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The Russian feminist punk rock band known as Pussy Riot has announced that it will be launching a tour in North America for the benefit of Planned Parenthood.

The foreign band fronted by Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova will be washing up on U.S. shores early next year to raise funds for Planned Parenthood via a 19-date North American tour, according to a report by Billboard.

The report added that the band has partnered with PLUS1 in order to see to it that one dollar from every Pussy Riot ticket sold will go directly to the local Planned Parenthood affiliate in the city in which they are performing.

According to Billboard, the band will be kicking off its month-long tour on March 13 in Los Angeles. The political punk bank will thereafter make its way through Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and more, until eventually ending its American tour in Phoenix on April 15, before heading off to Toronto to raise more funds for Planned Parenthood.

This is not the first time Pussy Riot has performed in the United States for the benefit of Planned Parenthood, which is responsible for ending the lives of over 300,000 unborn children each year.

In July, the band performed in Birmingham, Alabama, in a sold-out concert for the benefit of Planned Parenthood in protest of the state’s pro-life legislation, which would make most abortions illegal in in the state.

Proceeds from Pussy Riot’s July concert went toward Planned Parenthood, and Yellowhammer Fund, a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds, which is a group that gives financial assistance to women seeking abortions.

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