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Dallas Company Saves Teen Nation Tour, Replaces Stolen Equipment

Thieves Steal Teen Nation Ant-Bullying Tour Equipment, Not Spirit

PRLog - Feb. 24, 2014 - DALLAS -- The Teen Nation Anti-Bullying and Concert Tour (https://www.facebook.com/TeenNationTour) announced it will continue the remaining tour in Dallas and the rest of its 2014 schedule thanks to the generosity of Freeman (http://www.freemanco.com/), a Dallas-based experiential marketing company, who replaced the stolen equipment.

Earlier this morning, the Teen Nation Tour had their equipment truck stolen from the parking lot of a local Dallas-area hotel. The trailer contained about $25,000 worth of new, recently purchased sound equipment and is essential to the tour, which is a community service program that visits schools around the country at no cost.

“We are so grateful to The Freeman Company and the Dallas media for taking a stand against bullying, said tour Founder Lee Wilson. “Thieves may have stolen our equipment, but they didn’t steal our spirit. We are so humbled and thankful for the wonderful people at The Freeman Company and others who offered to help. The people of Dallas are truly amazing.”

The year-long anti-bullying campaign and concert tour featuringteen recording artists from all over the country was scheduled to start their second week in Dallas today. The donation from The Freeman Company means the tour will continue as scheduled. The Dallas Teen Nation Tour (http://www.teennationtour.com/) concludes Saturday, March 1 with Little Rock, Ark. the next stop.

The Teen Nation Tour is a peer-to-peer, 90-minute anti-bullying program. Students learn about the types of bullying, how to prevent it, where to turn when it occurs, and more.Tour artistsperform Top 40 hits, lecture, and share personal experiences about bullying. On weekends, the group performs public concerts without the anti-bullying message at non-school venues such as malls, theatres, and more.

Headlining the Dallas Teen Nation Tour are Tristan Blaine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8oqQWqsLr0), 14, of Frisco, TX; and Tyler Matl (http://www.tylermatl.com/), 19, of Lexington, KY. Additional guest performers include Kaity Floyd (http://kaityfloyd.com/), 20, of Dallas, TX; Nic Neufeld (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MnzgM39RTc), 11, of Dodsland, Saskatchewan; Kristina Lachaga (http://www.kristinalachaga.com/) of New York, rock band Rebel Mann (http://www.rebelmann.com/) of Chicago; and My Only Escape (http://www.reverbnation.com/myonlyescape1) pop/rock band members Branden Mendoza, 20, of New Carney, TX; Vaughan Heppe, 21, of Portland, OR; and Conor Kearns, 20, of Sugarland, TX.

The second week of the Dallas Teen Nation Tour includes morning and afternoon school performances at:

Mon., Feb. 24        Daniel Webster Elementary, 9:00 a.m.
Tues., Feb. 25          Anne Franke Elementary, 8:30 a.m. & Benjamin Franklin Middle School, 1:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 26          Calliet Elementary, 9:00 a.m. & Maple Lawn Elementary, 1:30 p.m.

Thrs., Feb. 27          WH Gaston Middle School, 9:00 a.m. & Carry Middle School, 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 28          EB Comstock Middle School, 9:00 a.m. & Barbara Manns Middle School, 1:30 p.m.

The Teen Nation Tour will also perform at the Theatre 166 (http://www.theatre166.com/) on Sat., March 1 starting with a red carpet arrival at 3:00 p.m. concert at 4:00 p.m., and artist meet-and-greet after the concert. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

The Teen Nation Tour started in 2012. The 2014 tour is scheduled to perform at more than 330 school and other venues in about 40 cities, 22 states, and several hundred school districts reaching an estimated half-million people.

For information including sponsorship, school, artist, and public concert booking, call 877-837-7833, email teennationtourusa@gmail.com, or visit www.teennationtour.com.

About Teen Nation Tour

The Teen Nation Tour is a peer-to-peer anti-bullying campaign and concert tour featuring teen recording artists who perform and lecture at schools and other venues across America. Lee Wilson founded Teen Nation Tour after his son was bullied and injured on a school bus. In late 2013, the Teen Nation Tour was bolstered by a strategic partnership with Alternative Revenue Development (http://altrevenues.net/) of Troy, Mich. The Teen Nation Tour is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas with satellite and partner locations in Detroit and Lansing, Mich., Columbus, Ohio, Syracuse, N.Y., Raleigh, N.C., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Las Vegas, Nev.

Dave Darovitz

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Last Updated:Feb 24, 2014
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