New Video Looks Back at 24 Nights, Singer-Songwriter Scott Helmer’s Good-Cause Marathon
Scott Helmer’s Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 commemorated with release of new video
Scott Helmer - '24 Nights - A Look Back' (Official Video)
PRLog - Jan. 13, 2013 - PHOENIX -- People may have thought he was bit crazy for doing it, but singer-songwriter Scott Helmer successfully completed his 24 Nights good-cause performance marathon. It started on November 29 in Chandler, Arizona. Nine states and more than 3,000 miles later, it ended on Christmas Day in Minden, Nevada. In between there was a whole lot of music and some much needed help for lots of great causes. A brand new video featuring Time to Say Goodbye, the first track released from Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, offers a look back at some of the people and places from 24 Nights and is available at http://www.scotthelmer.com/pages/video (http://www.scotthelmer.com/pages/video).
'24 Nights' was just the latest leg of Helmer’s larger Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 (http://scotthelmer.com/tour). He noted, “It was especially important to be as active as possible during the holiday season, which can be a tough time of year for people who are down on their luck. I can’t wait to do it again next year! I am definitely going to make this an annual event. Every show was fantastic and helped a great cause.”
Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on March 29, will be made available free of charge to anyone who donates at least $5 to a good cause. The first single, Time To Say Goodbye (http://www.scotthelmer.com/pages/music), is already available for free and can be downloaded fromwww.scotthelmer.com/music. Getting the album is based on three easy steps: 1) Donate at least $5 to your favorite cause, 2) Forward your donation confirmation email or receipt email@example.com, and 3) After Helmer’s team confirms the donation, you’ll receive the link to download the album. Helmer’s goal with the album and tour is ambitious: He wants to raise $1 million in donations to good causes all around the world.
The contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop music on Wake Me When It’s Over was written and performed by Scott Helmer and his photographer-musician brother, Rich Helmer (http://www.richhelmerphotography.com/). The album was crafted at the Waterfront Studios (http://www.waterfrontstudios.org/) of legendary producer Henry Hirsch, whose credits include Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and Mick Jagger. Hirsch also contributed to the effort by playing bass guitar and B3 organ. The songs describe journeys of pain and loss, but ultimately point towards a pathway of hope.
Helmer’s tour is inspired by his own hard knocks. “In the last recession, I lost everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “We have to support the good organizations that offer lifelines to people in need." The tour, which kicked off on April 30, features solo acoustic performances of songs from the album and covers of Helmer’s favorite rock and country hits. “I never expected this many bookings so early on. Now all we need is for 200,000 people to each donate $5 to their favorite cause to reach our ambitious goal,” said Helmer. “And I think it’ll happen.”
Information and bookings (http://www.scotthelmer.com/booking) for the Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 (http://scotthelmer.com/tour) through the website (http://www.scotthelmer.com/),http://www.scotthelmer.com or facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic), http://www.facebook.com/ScottHelmerMusic.