Cobra Starship once fought a fake urban war with cream pies, but the silly synthpop band is getting serious when it comes to ending the real-life African conflict that’s forced thousands of innocent children to become soldiers.
Gabe and his gorgeous crew have teamed up with Invisible Children -- a nonprofit dedicated to ending the child soldier epidemic in war-torn Uganda, one of the most neglected humanitarian crises of our generation – to raise $5,000 to build life-saving radio towers in remote Central African villages through their Musician Coalition and The Voice Project.
To sweeten the social action, music’s sassiest snakes are also offering to make personalized videos for 5 lucky fans who donate $10 or more. Holy rad reptiles -- can you imagine how #SuperKewl it will be when you tweet your very own live-action holiday greeting card from Team Cobra?
Cobra’s record label/entourage, Fueled By Ramen -- a hot spot of today’s biggest punk-inspired rock/pop bands -- also discovered Fallout Boy, who are major supporters of this effort. Pete Wentz actually put together an Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Show for this Thursday and Friday in LA, so it makes sense that Gabe, Alex, Ryland, Nate and Victoria are all down for the do-good getdown.
We love that Cobra Starship is "saporting" this awesome initiative to end the horrific use of child soldiers in Africa -- to date, Invisible Children has raised $1,328,520 from over 19,085 fundraisers -- so get your fangs out and get involved!