Bands lined up for Pick Up the Phone Tour

Alkaline Trio, Anberlin set for suicide prevention benefit

NEW YORK -- Alkaline Trio, Anberlin and Single File make up the bill for the first Pick Up the Phone Tour, which aims to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health issues. The trek will visit college campuses beginning in April, with dates to be announced.

Pick Up the Phone was created through partnership between To Write Love on Her Arms, and 1-800 SUICIDE. A mental health fair will be on site at each venue offering topic-specific resources.

Live performances from the tour will be available online through

"Suicide is a very permanent solution to what may be a temporary problem, and it feels great to be a part of something that is purely there to help people in times of desperation," Alklaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba said. "If one life is saved because of the hotline than I consider it a success and we're very proud to in any way be a part of something so positive."
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