For Today Release New Video For “Fight The Silence” To Fight Human Trafficking

By on December 14, 2013
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For Today have released the video for their new song “Fight The Silence– The song is from the band’s forthcoming new studio album Fight The Silence, which will be released on February 4th 2014 via Razor & Tie.  Merch Pre-orders are available HERE.   The video for “Fight The Silence” was directed by Daniel Davison (August Burns Red, The Chariot, Manchester Orchestra, Norma Jean).

“Fight The Silence” has a strong social message and proceeds from the sale of this song and forthcoming album will go to support the A21 Campaign to help shine a light on the issue of human trafficking.

For Today lead vocalist Mattie Montgomery had all of the lyrics written for the song before he arrived at the studio to record it. Montgomery explains “Then the morning before we got in, I watched a video someone sent me called ‘Girls Going Wild in the Red Light District.’ They were like, ‘Ignore the title. Just watch the video.’ In the video there are six girls standing in the window of a brothel in Amsterdam. This song starts playing and these prostitutes all start doing this synchronized dance to this music. Then at the end of it, these girls get done and the windows go black and this screen at the top of the building comes on and says, ‘Every year thousands of girls are promised a dance career in Western Europe. Sadly they many of them end up here.”

Mattie sat in the studio and wept for a good twenty minutes. “I was sobbing, snot coming out of my nose, tears coming down my face. How can we help? Where do we even start? I literally went through the lyrics to this song called ‘Hope,’ which is ironic. I went through the lyrics that I had written and selected everything and I hit delete. You know what? I want the world to hear about this thing. So I re-wrote them in 45 minutes that morning. Then we recorded it. That’s ‘Fight The Silence.’”

The band will work to raise funds via the album and touring to continue the global effort to rescue and rehabilitate those who have been victimized and to oppose and prosecute those who are responsible for the buying and selling of other human beings.

For Today was recently announced as one of the first five acts confirmed for the 2014 Van’s Warped Tour.  The band will perform on the entire nationwide run from June 14th through August 3rdFor Today will also be headlining this January on the Fight The Silence Album Release Tour with Like Moths to Flames, Stray From the Path, The Plot In You and Fit For A King (tour dates below).

For Today Tour Dates
w/Like Moths to Flames, Stray From The Path, The Plot In You and Fit For A King
January 30 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
January 31 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
February 3-  Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
February 5 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
February 6-  Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
February 8 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
February 9-  Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 10 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
February 11-  Toronto, ON @ Opera House
February 12-  Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
February 13-  Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
February 14-  Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 15-  Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
February 16 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
February 18 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
February 19 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
February 20-  Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
February 21-  Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
February 22 – West Palm Beach, FL @ The Box
February 23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
February 25-  Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
February 26 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
February 27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
February 28 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
February 1 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
February 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre, Studio B

Warped Tour 2014

June 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark

June 15 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field At Miles High

June 17 – Albuquerque, NM- Isleta Amphitheater

June 18 – Mesa, AZ- Quail Run Park

June 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Luxor Lot

June 20 – Pomona, CA- Pomona Fairplex

June 21- Mountain View, CA- Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 22 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park

June 25 – Chula Vista, CA- Sleep Train Amphitheatre

June 28 – Southeast Auburn, WA- White River Amphitheater

June 29 – Portland, OR- Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

July 2 – Maryland Heights, MO- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

July 3 – Noblesville, IN- Kilpsch Music Center

July 4 – Toronto, ON- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

July 5 – Montreal, QC- Parc Jean Drapeau

July 6 – Holmdel, NJ- PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

July 8 – Darien Center, NY- Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 9 – Scranton, PA- Toyota Pavilion

July 10 – Mansfield, MA- Comcast Center

July 11 – Camden, NJ- Susquehanna Bank Center

July 12 – Wantagh, NY- Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater

July 13 – Hartford, CT- The Comcast Theatre

July 15 – Burgettstown, PA- First Niagara Pavilion

July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

July 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH- Blossom Music Center

July 18 – Auburn Hills, MI- The Palace of Auburn Hills

July 19 – Tinley Park, IL- First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

July 20 – Shakopee, MN- Canterbury Park

July 22 – Columbia, MD- Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 23 – Virginia Beach, VA- Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

July 24 – Atlanta, GA- Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

July 25 – St. Petersburg, FL- Vinyl Park

July 26 – West Palm Beach, FL- Cruzan Amphitheatre

July 27 – Orlando, FL- Central Florida Fairgrounds

July 28 – Charlotte, NC- PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

July 30 – Milwaukee, WI- Marcus Amphitheatre

July 31 – Bonner Springs, KS- Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

August 1 – Dallas, TX- Gexa Energy Pavilion

August 2 – San Antonio, TX- AT&T Center

August 3 – Houston, TX- Reliant Center Parking Lot

LINKS

http://www.fortodayband.com

http://www.facebook.com/ForToday

http://www.twitter.com/ForTodayBand

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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