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“Lantern Tour” Concerts Return December 2022

Concert series to benefit Women’s Refugee Commission

**Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. PT/Noon ET, Friday, September 16**

New York, NY – The “Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrants and Refugees” benefit concert series will return to stages this December. The tour, now in its fifth year, is an annual concert series that benefits the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), an organization dedicated to creating a better world for refugee women, children, and youth.

The December shows will take place in Los Angeles and Nashville, and will feature musicians Mary Gauthier, Becca Mancari, Gaby Moreno, Thao, and The Whitmore Sisters, with additional special guests slated to join the tour.* January 2023 tour dates will be announced later this fall.

  • Wednesday, December 7 – Lodge Room, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wednesday, December 14 – City Winery, Nashville, TN

*Not all artists will perform at all venues.

“It has been an honor and quite humbling to be a part of the Women’s Refugee Commission concerts,” said Grammy- and Emmy-nominated musician Gaby Moreno. “I look forward to many more special events with them to help such an imperative cause: the fight for women’s rights all over the world.” Moreno, who is also a Latin Grammy Award winner, joined the 2021 Lantern Tour and was the special musical guest at the WRC’s 2022 Voices of Courage Awards event earlier this year.

More than 100 million people have been displaced globally as a result of conflict or crisis, with women and children making up more than half of those numbers. Crises in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and other areas have resulted in an increased risk of abuse and violence for displaced women and children, as well as persons with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ refugees.

In addition, families seeking safety at the U.S. border with Mexico continue to have their right to access asylum violated because of Trump-era border policies.

“WRC has been working in close partnership with refugees, governments, and local and international organizations to ensure that displaced people are protected and respected, no matter who they are or where they come from,” said Sarah Costa, executive director of the Women’s Refugee Commission. “We are deeply grateful to Gaby and all the Lantern Tour musicians for their support of our work and for standing with refugees. WRC firmly believes in the power of art and advocacy as an agent of change.”