Speedy Ortiz Launch Hotline to Promote Safety at Their Shows

Speedy Ortiz Launch Hotline to Promote Safety at Their Shows
Speedy Ortiz are spending the next couple of months on the road, and as they travel throughout the U.S. and Europe, they will be going above and beyond to ensure that their fans feel safe at shows. They will be doing this by launching a help hotline.

In a letter posted on Facebook, the Massachusetts indie rockers asserted their commitment to ensuring that their shows are welcoming and inclusive. To this end, they have launched a help line at (574) 404-SAFE for anyone who feels unsafe, oppressed or marginalized at gigs. It seems that this line is open to texts rather than phone calls.

The band can also be reached at [email protected] People who contact them should be sure to mention their first name and where in the venue they can be found.

See the letter and related tweets below. Scroll past that to check out Speedy Ortiz's upcoming tour schedule.
Tour dates:

09/08 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
09/09 Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's Back Room *
09/10 Champaign, IL - Institute 4 Creativity *
09/11 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
09/13 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge ^
09/14 Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
09/23 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts ~
09/24 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl ~
09/25 Portland, ME - State Theater ~
09/27 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ~
10/05 Berlin, Germany - Comet %
10/06 Hamburg, Germany - Golem %
10/07 Cologne, Germany - Blue Shell %
10/09 Turin, Italy - Spazzio 211 %
10/10 Bologna, Italy - Covo Club %
10/13 Düdingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn %
10/15 Brighton, UK - The Haunt %
10/16 Manchester, UK - Sound Control %
10/17 Dublin, Ireland - Whelan's %
10/18 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club %
10/21 London, UK - Tufnell Park Dome %
10/22 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo %
10/23 Birmingham, UK - All Years Leaving
10/26 Brussels, Belgium - Le Botanique %
10/28 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn %
10/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet $
10/30 Lille, France - La Péniche
10/31 Nantes, France - Soy Festival
11/06 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

* with Palehound
^ with Swervedriver
~ with Doomtree
% with Trust Fund
$ with Mitski