Photo from Bangles website.
Hard Rock Cafes and Hotels around the globe will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Pinktober by holding concerts and parties throughout October. Their goal is to raise money for The Caron Keating Foundation, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and other breast cancer awareness organizations. You can also help the cause by purchasing selected items at www.hardrock.com/promo/pinktober09. The website provides an extensive rundown of the upcoming Pinktober events.
The Bangles got things off to an early start with a September 24th concert at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Band members Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, and Debbi Peterson can also be seen online modeling comfy-looking Pinktober robes, which, along with a guitar-shaped Pinktober pin, are part of the extensive line of merchandise for sale.
Photo from Vedera MySpace page.
The Chicago Hard Rock Cafe will present Vedera, an indie rock quartet fronted by vocalist-guitarist Kristen May, on October 6th, and sell raffle tickets for a pink Vespa throughout the month. The raffle takes place on the 31st. Vedera (check www.myspace.com/vedera for details) also has Pinktober gigs scheduled at Hard Rock Cafes in Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis.
Pinktober will have a regal finale in London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 1st with a Women Of Rock concert that includes Joss Stone, Melanie C, and Bananarama.