We have news of a seriously notable foundation that has been set up by Godsmack front-man Sully Erna. He has set up a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for mental health issues called The Scars Foundation.
The foundation released the following statement: “With the rise of suicides, bullying, addiction, abuse and so many other challenges, The Scars Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that struggle with these burdens.”
“Scars come in all forms,” Erna says in a statement. “They are physical and emotional. They’re traumatizing and make us fear what people may think of us. But we are ALL imperfect in some way. That’s what makes us perfect and unique!”
“EVERYONE has something that makes him or her insecure or embarrassed,” he continues. “But instead of hiding them or internalizing them, own them and show them off to the world! Let them empower you so you can be a voice for everyone who can’t be. If we ALL wear our scars loudly and proudly, others will follow.”
For more detailed information, visit Godsmack.com/ScarsFoundation.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Scars Foundation.
In related news, Godsmack is currently out on tour in the U.S. supporting the band’s latest album, When Legends Rise. They have also added a string of dates for the summer, starting in Rochester, New York on July 12th.
All tickets go on sale this Friday, April 12th at 10 a.m. local time, and you can get all the tour info via Godsmack.com.
Here are Godsmack’s newly added headlining dates:
7/12 — Rochester, NY, Main Street Armory
7/14 — Baltimore, MD, MECU Pavilion
7/16 — Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/17 — Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater
7/19 — Portsmouth, VA, Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
7/20 — Atlantic City, NJ, Ocean Resort Casino Ovation Hall