Sponge to Host SPONGE O THON at Three Blind Mice Pub in Mt. Clemens
From The Macomb Daily:
POSTED: 06/04/14, 11:54 AM EDT | 0 COMMENTS
Sponge, musical hitmakers from the 1990s will play host to the first ever “Sponge-O-Thon” on Wednesday June 4 at Three Blind Mice Irish Pub, located at 10 North Main Street, in Mount Clemens.
Inspired by the legendary Jerry Lewis Telethon, Sponge’s event will run from 6 pm to midnight and feature live performances by the band, plus special guests including snake wielding belly dancer Shetan Noir. Admission is free and ages 18 and over are welcome to attend.
Fans can steam the live webcast of Sponge-O-Thon using this link: Three Blind Mice Live Link
Sponge-O-Thon will raise funds for the band’s PledgeMusic campaign which finances the band’s summer tour, in addition to partially benefiting Michigan-based charity Eastside Teen Outreach.
Ending on June 11, Sponge’s 90-day PledgeMusic campaign offers exclusive premiums in exchange for pledges. Premiums range from autographed copies of Sponge’s soon-to-be-released “Rotting Alive” CD (a live recording of the band’s classic Rotting Piñata record) to an opportunity to record a song with Sponge. Other highlights include private in-home shows, handwritten lyrics, videotaped music dedications, guitar lessons and even a personal guitar smashing on stage.
“We thought the Sponge-O-Thon would be a fun way to bring the PledgeMusic campaign to a close,” explained Sponge’s lead singer Vinnie Dombroski. “We’ll be performing acoustic versions of almost every song in the Sponge catalog, in addition to hosting some fantastic special guests.” He added.
To Pledge visit: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sponge
Hailing from Detroit, Sponge gained widespread notoriety with their debut album “Rotting Piñata.” Hits like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles)” fueled massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV in the late 90s. After “Rotting Piñata” went gold, the band toured internationally, and followed up with the critically lauded CD “Wax Ecstatic,” garnering additional hits “Wax Ecstatic” and “Have You Seen Mary?”
Sponge continued to tour nightclubs and festivals including Lollapalooza, and most recently, the wildly successful Summerland Tour with Everclear, Filter and Live. In late 2013, Sponge inked a deal with New York’s The End Records (Danzig, H.I.M.), unleashing their seventh studio release “Stop the Bleeding,” now available on Itunes, Amazon.com and Cdbaby.com
Sponge is celebrating 20 years of Detroit rock ‘n’ roll and continuing their legacy via PledgeMusic. For a video retrospective of the band visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-AxzcbZHI
For more on Sponge please visit their official web site spongetheband.com and facebook.com.com/spongerocks.