Strange 80s to Bring Together SUM 41, Bowling For Soup, Plain White T’s & More

Benefit Concert & Bowling Tournament Taking Place October 20th At Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

With Appearances From:

SUM 41, Bowling For Soup, Plain White T’s, Your Broken Hero, Cassadee Pope, Lilith Czar, Monique Powell (Save Ferris), Chris DeMakes & Roger Lima (Less Than Jake), & Emmyn Calleiro (Games We Play)

Tickets On Sale This Friday, August 18th at 10am PT
August 15, 2023 – Charity Bomb and Unite The United Foundation are thrilled to announce  Strange 80s, an upcoming benefit concert and bowling tournament set to kick off When We Were Young Weekend as the place to be on Friday, October 20th at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Coming off last year’s sold out event, this year’s Strange 80s promises to be even bigger. Attendees can expect a rotating cast of musicians performing the anthems of the 80s, in addition to headline sets from SUM 41, Bowling For Soup, Plain White Ts, and Your Broken Hero. 

Other appearances will include: Cassadee Pope, Lilith Czar, Monique Powell (Save Ferris), Chris DeMakes & Roger Lima (Less Than Jake), and Emmyn Calleiro (Games We Play). Sponsors include: LiveNation, Beatbox Beverages, Vans, idobi Radio, Emo’s Not Dead, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Sound Talent Group, Hopeless Records, Happy 2B Alive, Epitaph Records, The Punk Rock Museum, Big Noise Music Group, and Ernie Ball.  

Charity Bomb founder Matthew Leone shares: “Strange 80s is a one-of-a-kind fundraising event, uniting musicians & music industry vets to help children grow mental muscle in the wake of disrupted schooling, lockdowns & suspended extracurriculars.” Tickets to this charity event are extremely limited and expected to sell out, with general on sale set to begin this Friday, August 18th at 10am PT, here: Attendees will be able to enjoy a full concert experience, in addition to watching the Unite The United Foundation Bowling Tournament. In between performances they can also look forward to playing Emo Millionaire, hosted by Gunzof The Gunz Show, for a chance to win prizes like signed drum heads, Emo’s Not Dead gift certificates, and more. 

Many artists from When We Were Young Festival are expected to be in attendance, either performing, bowling with friends, or mingling and catching up with friends. All proceeds will be split between Charity Bomb and MusiCares, providing children with EQ education as well as supporting musicians in need. Stay tuned at for more information in the coming weeks about how you and a guest can bowl on the same team as your favorite When We Were Young artists.
 EVENT DETAILS:Charity Bomb & Unite The United Present Strange 80s
DATE: Friday, October 20th, 2023
VENUE: Brooklyn Bowl | 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd | Las Vegas, NV 89109
TICKETS: (On Sale This Friday)
TIME: Doors – 7pm | Show – 9pm-1am | Tournament – 8pm-10pm 
About Charity Bomb 
Charity Bomb is a non-profit organization with a mission to create mentally strong communities. The organization achieves this in two ways – producing fundraising concert events to support a variety of mental health organizations that offer the most effective and impactful services to combat depression, anxiety, suicide, and addiction (Give An HourThe Beat of Life320 Changes Direction), and creating EQ (emotional intelligence) educational resources for parents and children to help them grow confidence, self-awareness, and emotional resilience, while avoiding the pitfalls of depression, addiction, bullying and suicide.Charity Bomb was founded in January of 2018 by twin brothers and musicians in Madina Lake, Matthew & Nathan Leone.While on break from touring, Matthew was attacked when he intervened in a domestic dispute on the streets of Chicago. The outpouring of love from the local community and global music industry was overwhelming. Notably, The Smashing Pumpkins performed a benefit show at Metro, and Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman (who now sits on the Board of Advisors) organized a festival-wide fundraising campaign for Matthew while he was in a coma. Inspired by such profound kindness and generosity around the world, the twins decidedly devoted their lives to giving back.In the wake of a year-long rehabilitation, they spent several years learning about mental health and the charity space.The Leone brothers’ lifelong curiosity about traditional IQ-based curriculum being devoid of EQ education evolved from a passion project, into a career, after discovering the manifestation of childhood trauma and dysfunction into adulthood.In January of 2018, the twins launched 501c3 Charity Bomb.Since then, Charity Bomb has produced seven Strange benefit concerts raising over $230,000 for a variety of mental health organizations.While these organizations do great work to serve the symptoms of mental illness, Charity Bomb was interested in the potential for preventative measures that could thwart their onset before they take hold. During their research, the Leone’s discovered an unambiguous correlation between mental illness and a lack of EQ, or emotional intelligence. In 2020, Charity Bomb launched Operation GENzEQ to provide EQ education for children as a preventative mental health strategy. 
About Unite The United Foundation
Unite The United Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded byKevin Lyman. The organization is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in our national community. For more information please visit:
About MusiCares
MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based, independent 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit:


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