LEWISTON – As part of a regional “Art In Action” concert tour dedicated to raising public awareness toward human trafficking and child sex slavery, Ten Shekel Shirt and The Wrecking will appear onstage at the Vineyard Auditorium for one night only, Friday, Nov. 14.

Lamont Hiebert, lead singer and songwriter of Ten Shekel Shirt has evoked comparisons from Snow Patrol to Coldplay to Peter Gabriel for his richly textured music, emotive singing and thoughtful lyrics, and has already sold 150,000 copies of his first two albums.

The Wrecking, defined by an unparalleled drive for what is deeper, communicates musically, emotionally and spiritually on a level that is undeniable. Their debut CD, “A New Abolition,” was released in August 2008 via Chosen/EMG/Universal music and includes their much-celebrated remake of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” bringing awareness to the issues of child sex trafficking.

Commonly referred to as perfectionists in their obsessive pursuit of sonic excellence and explosive execution, The Wrecking has cultivated a truly unique sound that is readily accessible. By interlocking hook-driven rock with urban grooves and futuristic adventurism, this band has emerged from the East Coast music scene as a critically acclaimed powerhouse.

The video for “In Your Eyes” was created with Love146 and has been the top music video on steel roots television. Love146 is a non-profit organization, co-founded by Ten Shekel Shirt’s Lamont Hiebert, that works towards the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation. They will be featured at the concert along with other Maine area organizations working for children and teens at risk, specifically in the area of human trafficking.

Doors open for this one-night only event at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7. The Vineyard Auditorium is at 12 Foss Road in Lewiston. Advanced tickets for this event are $15 for Gold Circle seating and $8 for general admission, and can be purchased online at www.itickets.com. General admission tickets may also be purchased at the door for $10, subject to availability. For more information, call 784-9500.


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