NASHVILLE, TENN., July 27, 2016 – Today, Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and its affiliated health systems, together with iconic vocalist, Martina McBride and Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), announced that tickets will go on sale for the Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour concert series on August 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. Local Time at bandagainstcancer.com.
As a leading provider of community-based cancer research and care, Sarah Cannon created Band Against Cancer to connect people affected by cancer with resources and support close to home. The movement is activated through The Sarah Cannon Tour with a special concert series, featuring Martina McBride, the leading voice for the campaign, along with additional Country music artists. Sarah Cannon cancer care is offered through preeminent health systems across the United States and United Kingdom, some of which will sponsor concerts in the following cities:
- Dallas, Texas on September 16th at the Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie presented by Medical City Dallas Hospital
- Austin, Texas on September 17th at Bass Concert Hall presented by David’s HealthCare
- San Antonio, Texas on September 21st at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presented by Methodist Healthcare
- Denver, Colo. on October 8th at the 1STBANK Center presented by HealthONE
- Nashville, Tenn. on October 26th as part of a special performance of the Grand Ole Opry, with TriStar Health
Martina McBride will be joined by Thompson Square, Cassadee Pope and Hudson Moore at the Texas and Colorado concerts. Martina McBride will be joined by some of her Country music friends for the 2016 finale in Nashville, a special Grand Ole Opry performance in concert with Sarah Cannon and TriStar Health.
In addition to the concert events, Martina premiered “Just Around the Corner” from her newly released RECKLESS album (Nash Icon Records) on the CMT Awards in June. Inspired by the movement, the song serves as the official Band Against Cancer anthem and is a message of hope and strength for those facing cancer. The official music video can be viewed at bandagainstcancer.com.
“The cancer journey cannot be fought alone. It takes physicians, nurses, family, friends and communities banding together to support everyone impacted by cancer,” said Dee Anna Smith, Sarah Cannon Chief Executive Officer. “Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour helps our collective communities connect those facing cancer with the resources and support they need close to home. When we band together in the fight against cancer, cancer doesn’t stand a chance.”
This year, Band Against Cancer has a special focus on people facing blood cancer, an underserved patient population requiring convenient access to cutting-edge treatment options. Blood cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The concerts will feature opportunities for cancer patients to share their stories and connect with others fighting the disease, as well as onsite activations to join the movement and support those fighting blood cancer.
The tour supports Sarah Cannon’s community partners including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Communities can further support LLS by joining Sarah Cannon’s local LLS Light The Night Walk teams, or other walks around the country, for the annual Light The Night campaign, which includes 175 walks across the U.S. this fall. Learn more about LLS and the Light The Night walks at bandagainstcancer.com.
"I am thrilled to be performing for my fans as well as helping everyone throughout the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network with their Band Against Cancer initiative," said Martina McBride. "The Sarah Cannon Tour is supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which is also so important to me because of the impact LLS makes for countless families in our communities across the country.”
For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. However, 70 percent of patients who need a transplant do not have a fully matched donor in their family. Patients depend on Be The Match® and its supporters to find a match to save their life. Band Against Cancer’s sponsors are proud to partner with Be The Match® to help find more committed and available members of the community who will sign up to save a life. To find out more, visit bandagainstcancer.com.
To learn more about Band Against Cancer and to purchase tickets to The Sarah Cannon Tour with Martina McBride & Friends, visit bandagainstcancer.com.
Tickets can also be accessed on August 5 through the following box offices:
- Dallas, Texas: Verizon Theatre Box Office at 888-929-7849 and axs.com
- Austin, Texas: Bass Concert Hall Ticket Office at 512-477-6060 and TexasPerformingArts.org
- San Antonio, Texas: Tobin Center Box Office at 210-223-8624 and TobinCenter.org
- Denver, Colo.: 1STBANK Center Box Office at 866-461-6556 and AltitudeTickets.com
- Nashville, Tenn.: Grand Ole Opry Ticket Office at 800-733-6779 and opry.com
About Sarah Cannon
Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 900 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.
About Martina McBride
Multiple Grammy® nominee Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. On February 26th she released her first single, “Reckless,” the title track from her new album which is now available. McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records. Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina will bring her passion for family and music to help Sarah Cannon launch their national Band Against Cancer campaign this year with special concerts in selected markets. Recently, Martina released her first book, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration. Martina is signed to the innovative Nash Icon Records, an imprint under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella.
About Big Machine Label Group
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Dot Records, Nash Icon Records and publishing company Big Machine Music. BMLG artists include superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie Dunn, Steven Tyler, Cheap Trick, Jennifer Nettles and Brantley Gilbert; chart-topping acts Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, The Mavericks, Aaron Lewis, The Voice winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery; up-and-comers The Cadillac Three, Drake White, Ashley Campbell, Tucker Beathard, Brett Young, Tara Thompson, as well as soundtracks for ABC's "NASHVILLE." Borchetta served as the mentor on American Idol, proudly added Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani and Season 15 champ Trent Harmon to Big Machine Records' roster. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT, Teen Choice, MTV, Billboard, People's Choice and Brit Awards. Big Machine is the first-ever American label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights for its artists and is an industry leader in fighting for artist, songwriter, publisher and record company rights. Visit BigMachineLabelGroup.com for more information.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.