The War on Drugs just announced the A Drugcember to Remember three-night concert run at Johnny Brenda’s to benefit the School District of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia’s dreamiest psych-rock ensemble is feeling all sorts of Christmas-y, this year. Drummer Charlie Hall, for instance, is the producer behind the many local tracks of A Philly Special Christmas with our Eagles and a Hooters or two. The War On Drugs’ bandleader and guitarist Adam Granduciel is certainly doing some sort-of holiday baking at his house. Then there is the just-announced return of the Philly-based band’s A Drugcember to Remember, a three-night series of holiday shows, all benefiting the School District of Philadelphia, December 19 to 21 at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s with an online auction and an in-person raffle.
The Drugs’ Christmas shows directly benefit The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, a nonprofit raising cash and coordinating investments in the Philadelphia public schools. Additional fundraising occurs via an auction hosted by Julien’s, beginning in January. Auction items will include a Golden Ticket good for tickets to any headline show from The War on Drugs for the next five years, signed memorabilia from Philadelphia professional sports teams, signed instruments from The War on Drugs, signed items from additional esteemed musicians, and more. Sign up to be notified when the auction goes live.
“We are incredibly grateful for The War on Drug’s ongoing commitment to supporting Philadelphia’s public school children. The example they set and generosity they inspire is uplifting to students across our great city,” wrote Kathy Rubino, Vice President of Development for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
Yes, the A Drugcember to Remember shows went on a two-year pandemic break, but have returned in time for 2022, with tickets going on sale December 2 at 10 am EST.
The War On Drugs’ bandleader Adam Granduciel wrote “There’s no better way to wrap up a long year on the road than with three shows at our favorite club, Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. We are grateful that since 2018, with our fans’ help, our Drugcember to Remember shows have raised money for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. This year will be no different and we can’t wait to cram on that tiny Brenda’s stage, jam with some friends and have three more memorable nights in Philly. See y’all soon xo ag.”
Ho. And. Ho.