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Dirty Pretty Things To Do Free Charity Gig August 19, 2006

Posted by alexd in Music.

Just got this my email:

dirty pretty things charity gigDirty Pretty Things have announced that they will play a special gig at The Coronet, in South London, on September 13th in support of Make Roads Safe, an international campaign calling for the G8 to take action on road traffic injuries, which kill more than 1.2 million people around the world, the majority in developing countries. Road deaths are a global epidemic on the scale of Malaria and TB.

200 pairs of tickets to the concert will be given away free by the Make Roads Safe campaign and Dirty Pretty Things to supporters in a prize draw.

Dirty Pretty Things’ commitment to the campaign is motivated in part by a recent tragedy in which three teenage girls were killed. Two sisters, Claire and Jennifer Stoddart, and their friend, Carla Took, died in a car crash in July while driving home from a gig in Ipswich at which Dirty Pretty Things had played.

Calling on fans to sign the Make Roads Safe online petition at www.makeroadssafe.org Carl Barat said:

“It is unbelievable that around the world a child is killed every 3 minutes on the road, yet almost nothing is being done to prevent this. The recent deaths in Suffolk of Claire, Jennifer and Carla were so sad, such a waste of young lives, and this is happening to families every day. This is why Dirty Pretty Things are supporting the Make Roads Safe campaign.”

Road crashes are the biggest single killer of 16-24 year olds in the UK, Europe and the US. In the UK young drivers are most likely to crash at night, with friends in the car, for example when returning home from a gig or club. Globally, only HIV/AIDS kills more young men.

To enter the prize draw for tickets to the Make Roads Safe gig go to www.makeroadssafe.org and join the campaign by signing up to the Make Roads Safe petition and ticking the box marked ‘Please enter me for the Dirty Pretty Things prize draw’. The prize draw is open until 31st August. Winners will be drawn randomly and notified by e-mail on 1st September.

There are also a very limited amount of tickets on sale now. Click here to get yours.

Honestly guys no excuses. I’d like to go just to see if they played “Bang, Bang Your Dead”…. Don’t look at me like that, it would hardly be suitable would it.
Download: Dirty Pretty Things- You Fucking Love It

Dirty Pretty Things- Deadwood

Dirty Pretty Things- Gentry Cove



1. lucy - August 23, 2006

hey alex, it’s lucy. i’m booking my los campesinos! ticket for next month, want one?

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