Imagine Dragons will perform at LOVELOUD on August 26, a concert designed to ignite the relevant and vital conversation of what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities.
The LOVELOUD concert will be held on August 26, 2017 in Orem, Utah at the Brent Brown Ballpark at UVU.
“I want the LOVELOUD concert to engage a passionate and supportive audience in the fight against teen suicide and to bring communities together to start the conversation and celebrate individuality,” said Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds. “We want to offer hope to young people, let them know they’re not alone and encourage acceptance in the home and community.”
One of the most troubling issues with a lack of communication or an absence of acceptance amongst young people in the LGBTQ+ community is teen suicide. The numbers are staggering. Consider the following:
• Suicide is the leading cause of teen deaths in Utah.
• LGBTQ+ youth that come from a home or community where they are not accepted are eight times more likely to commit suicide.
“LOVELOUD is committed to creating a community of inclusion,” continued Reynolds. “Our goal is to create support and resources for those in crisis, specifically by providing insight into recognizing and helping those in need, resources to those wanting to learn more, and guidance on how to more effectively start a conversation with family and friends.”
LOVELOUD Fest will feature live music from Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Krewella, Nicholas Petricca of Walk The Moon (Acoustic), Joshua James, and Aja Volkman; all of whom are donating their time and performances to this cause. All proceeds from this concert will go to the LOVELOUD Foundation which lends support to various charities such as Encircle and Stand4Kind, as well as national charities, The Trevor Project and GLAAD.
Doors open for the LOVELOUD concert at 5:00pm and the music begins at 6:00pm. The festival will feature food, beverages, and a number of other activities for fans of all ages and interests. The goal is to make the LOVELOUD concert an annual event in Utah, around the United States, and the world. For more information about the 2017 LOVELOUD concert or to purchase tickets now, visit www.loveloudfest.com.
LOVELOUD was founded in 2017 by Dan Reynolds, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons to help ignite the relevant and vital conversation of what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in an effort to keep families together. LOVELOUD is the catalyst for bringing communities together to start the conversation and celebrate individuality. Talking, sharing and showing the realities of what teens in our society face daily is where it all begins.