Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack and "The Voice" runner-up Juliet Simms announced on Monday that they have joined forces with the Alive Music Project and the It Gets Better Tour to extend their support to LGBT youth. The two have launched a campaign on website Prizeo where audiences can donate money to the cause and earn rewards, plus be entered to win a unique experience on this year's Vans Warped Tour.
Every contributor to their campaign receives a certain number of entries into the grand prize contest, depending on how much money is donated. One lucky grand prize winner will be brought from anywhere in the world to attend the Warped Tour concert on August 7th in Portland, Oregon. They will receive VIP tickets and backstage access, and also travel on Biersack and Simms' tour bus that evening to attend the August 8 tour stop in Seattle, Washington.
In addition to the contest entries, each donation level earns the contributor a reward that can range from an e-card sent by the artists ($25) or a campaign T-shirt ($50) to signed photos from either singer ($100) or a guitar signed by both ($1000). Music fans are not limited to donating at pre-set levels; they can contribute a custom amount as well.
Andy Biersack has been the lead vocalist and keyboardist of Black Veil Brides since their formation in 2006, and is the only founding member still with the band. Black Veil Brides released their fourth, self-titled studio album last fall, including the singles "Heart of Fire," "Faithless" and "Goodbye Agony."
Juliet Simms is best known for being the runner-up in season two of NBC's singing competition "The Voice," where she represented Team Cee Lo. She was previously the front woman of the rock band Automatic Loveletter. As a solo artist, she released the single "Wild Child" for Universal Republic in 2012, but ultimately left the label before producing a full album. In February, Simms self-released an EP, All or Nothing.
The two have long been a team, but are now teaming up to make a difference. For more information on the duo's Warped Tour campaign or to get involved yourself, visit the initiative page on Prizeo.
For more on Black Veil Brides, visit the band's page at AXS.