Aaron Paul, the out singing sensation formerly known as the lead vocalist of the global chart-toping boy band Worlds Apart, is headlining a major fundraising benefit show for the One Pulse Foundation (OPF) at New York City’s iconic Stonewall Inn on April 27.
The concert, which will showcase Paul’s new music video, “Every Life Matters“, is hosted by drag performer Logan Hardcore, and special celebrity guests include actor, radio host, and singer Tym Moss, and pop diva Sir Honey Davenport.
The stars are coming out in support of OPF, which supports the families of those lost in the Pulse nightclub shooting last year in Orlando, Florida.
“I’m so excited to be doing this important work,” Paul says. “The song and video really mean what they say–every life really does matter“. Every Life Matters, inspired, Paul observes, by the massacre, has even greater symbolism, “honoring the memories of all who have been senselessly taken from us. The song is part of “Electric Erotic“, Paul’s latest body of work, and proceeds from the sales of the single and video will be donated to OPF.
Paul’s career took on a new dimension after he came out, with his 2014 debut album, “Raw“, going straight to the top, and giving us the pop anthem single, “I Don’t Care“. Despite his fears about how coming out might affect his emerging artistic career, Paul has enjoyed much critical acclaim, with the Huffington Post raving about his “vivacious style” which captured the audience”. Moss, a longtime fixture on the NYC gay-show circuit, expressed his enthusiasm for working with Paul, saying, “I think he’s tremendously talented. I’m so excited to be doing this show with him.”
The historic significance of the venue isn’t lost on Paul, either. “I think this is exactly the right place to do this,” he says, noting the club’s role in the community. In June, 1969, LGBT patrons, tired of harassment from the NYPD, started a four-day insurrection against the city, that has since come to be known as the Stonewall Rebellion. This event is generally considered the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement, which President Obama recognized in 2016 by adding the Stonewall, and the adjacent area, to the National Park System under the Antiquities Act.
Admission to Every Life Matters is by VIP invitation only, and you can RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The show is 21-and-up, with a two drink minimum. You can discover more about Aaron by visiting his website here.
DISCLOSURE: GBMNews is a sponsor of Every Life Matters.