Dan + Shay play Pittsburgh synagogue benefit
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
– Dan + Shay will play "A Concert for Unity" benefit concert at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater on Dec. 2 with all proceeds donated to re-building the Tree of Life Synagogue. Eleven Jews were murdered during Saturday morning Sabbath services at the Pittsburgh synagogue in late October. A few local bands also are on the bill.
"On behalf of our entire congregation, I wish to thank all who are involved in this amazing effort to support the rebuilding of our synagogue. We are so appreciative of A Concert for Unity for the Tree of Life's benefit, just as we are humbled by this incredible show of support from all who are involved. This proves that love truly is stronger than hate," said Samuel K. Schachner, President of the Tree of Life Congregation.
Dan Smyers, one-half of the group, grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford.
The duo will bring their Gold-certified hit "Speechless" to Good Morning America on Dec. 4, playing during the 8 a.m. hour.
Dan + Shay are currently touring with Chris Young for his "Losing Sleep" Tour and will headline a UK tour kicking off Jan. 17, 2019. They will follow with "Dan + Shay The Tour"
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