Godsmack’s Sully Erna Launches Scars Foundation to Aid Those With Mental Health Struggles
Bullying, addiction, abuse, suicide -- these are all issues that have been brought to the forefront in recent years as incidents involving each become more prominent. Godsmack frontman Sully Erna wants to do his part in lending a hand to those in need and he's announced the creation of the Scars Foundation to support those dealing with mental health struggles.
Sully and his Godsmack bandmates want to help raise awareness for mental health issues and the foundation has been created to provide resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that are dealing with these struggles.
"Scars come in all forms," Erna says of the foundation. "They are physical and emotional. They're traumatizing and make us fear what people may think of us. But we are ALL imperfect in some way. That's what makes us perfect and unique! EVERYONE has something that makes him or her insecure or embarrassed. But instead of hiding them or internalizing them, own them and show them off to the world! Let them empower you so you can be a voice for everyone who can't be. If we ALL wear our scars loudly and proudly, others will follow."
The foundation takes its name from "Under Your Scars," the latest single from Godsmack's When Legends Rise album. The powerful track was a pick among many fans as one of the more moving and stronger cuts on the album and it's just now starting to impact at radio. Every donation to the Scars Foundation will include a download of the song. To learn more about the Scars Foundation, click here and watch Sully's own video message below.
On the music front, Godsmack continue to support the When Legends Rise album. Earlier this year, they announced they'd be hitting the road with Volbeat this summer. The band just added a handful of more stops to their tour schedule and you can see the dates listed below. Pre-sales for the new shows start today and run through Thursday (April 11) at 10PM local time. Tickets go on sale the general public this Friday (April 12 at 10AM local time.
Godsmack Newly Added Tour Dates
July 12 - Rochester, N.Y. @ Main Street Armory
July 14 - Baltimore, Md. @ MECU Pavilion
July 16 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 17 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater
July 19 - Portsmouth, Va. @ Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
July 20 - Atlantic City, N.J. @ Ocean Resort Casino - Ovation Hall
July 21 - Glenn Falls, N.Y. @ Cool Insuring Arena
July 23 - New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
Sept. 28 - Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Music Festival
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