The all-star charity powerhouse known as We Can Survive will be returning for its ninth annual event at the Hollywood Bowl. Past years have included Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Harry Styles, and Doja Cat, and this year is shaping up to be an impressive roster as well. Fans were excited to learn this year’s lineup includes Alanis Morrisette, Halsey, Weezer, OneRepublic, and Garbage, with more to be announced.
As incredible as this year’s lineup is, it’s important not to lose sight of why this festival was founded in the first place. The festival is brought to you by Audacy, the multimedia and audio platform, and continues to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefitting the organization. The night is also in support of the “I’m Listening” campaign, a movement that started May 18, 2017 after the tragic passing of Soundgarden front-man Chris Cornell, who took his own life.
In conjunction with We Can Survive, Audacy will also be broadcasting the sixth annual “I’m Listening” special hosted by Carson Daly, and will feature celebrity guests Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran, Adele, and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with mental health professionals speaking about mental health awareness. In the past, both celebrities and callers have spoken openly and frankly about their own personal struggles with mental health. As a community, it really sheds light on how people from all walks of life deal with mental health issues and provides comfort in the fact that no one is ever really alone; hoping to remove a lot of the stigma that unfortunately still accompanies mental illness.
This year’s lineup features some of the hottest acts in the world right now. Morrissette is fresh off of the first leg of her Jagged Little Pill tour, which included a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl. The original album – which went platinum an astonishing 16 times – is one of the biggest albums of the entire 1990s, and she is currently in the second leg of the tour across the country.
Halsey just finished her Love and Power tour in support of her fourth studio album, last year’s “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.” The album, which peaked at number two on the Billboard charts, is produced by Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor, and his partner Atticus Ross. Having just played a handful of festivals in Europe, Halsey will have no problem playing the Bowl, and the crowd will certainly welcome her.
In their continuing effort to be the hardest working band in America, Weezer continues to release not only albums nearly annually, but two at a time nearly for the third year in a row. They first started this practice by releasing “The Black Album,” an album of new songs, just two months after “The Teal Album,” an album of all cover songs.
As if this feat were not enough, they released two full-length albums in 2021: “OK Human,” a more mellow, piano-driven rock opera; and “Van Weezer,” an arena rock album in the vein of, you guessed it, Van Halen. Continuing this trend, the band released a pair of seven-song EPs in March and June.
OneRepublic is currently on their aptly titled Never Ending Summer Tour in support of last year’s “Human.” The album has already reached gold status in several European countries and continues to find success here in the states, where it debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200.
Having just concluded their tour in support of Tears for Fears, Garbage is back supporting Alanis Morrissette on her Jagged Little Pill tour, so it’s fitting that the two will be playing together at We Can Survive, as well. Nearly three decades after their debut album, Garbage shows no signs of slowing down as they just released “No Gods No Masters” last year to critical acclaim.
Tickets for this incredibly important event with these amazing artists are on sale now.