Phoenix, Ariz. - Independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges, Eric Burdon & The Animals, and Big Country, set out in 2012 to help good causes across the nation raise money and awareness for their important work. Since January of that year, Helmer has appeared in more than 1,000 performances, 200 of which were benefit concerts that have helped raise more than $2 million dollars for military veterans and their families, equine and pet rescues, food banks, non-profit theatres, suicide and crisis prevention, special needs children and adults, high schools and colleges, and many more.
Helmer's current 'Never Give Up' tour which concludes on February 28, 2017, once again allows charities and non-profits across the country to raise funds and awareness for their causes around his concerts. Each solo-acoustic performance features rock and country favorites along with Helmer’s own music. And just like his past tours, participating causes and venues keep 100% of proceeds raised during their events with Helmer. CLICK HERE to register.
Helmer's Never Give Up Tour also includes an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for Most Live Concerts Headlined in 24 Hours, a record currently held by Hunter Hayes. Although Helmer’s attempt to break the record last year only resulted in a tie thanks to unanticipated boundaries, it was still hugely successful in another way: It helped raise more than $500,000 for the Kostopulos Dream Foundation and its Camp K programs for people with special needs. The 2016 attempt will consist of twelve benefit concerts across Arizona and be used to help worthy causes throughout the state raise money and awareness for their important work, while making history at the same time. The 2016 world record attempt will take place on November 29, #GivingTuesday. CLICK HERE for more information and details on how to participate.
After making mistakes in 2008 that cost him his livelihood, family and self-respect, Helmer hit the reset button on his life to focus on three simple things: Creating music, performing music, and helping others. Helmer notes, “If I can come back from the brink, anyone can. During his darkest hour Helmer put a gun in his mouth to commit suicide. “Everything I’m doing now goes back to that moment where I was one second away from pulling the trigger,” says Helmer. "I had to make those dark times in my life mean something and using my music to give back is the best way I know how." Helmer is currently working on a book to chronicle his journey through total collapse and comeback, due out this fall to coincide with his Guinness World Records attempt.
Non-profits and good causes across America wishing to raise money and awareness with Helmer's 'Never Give Up' Tour 2016 can register here. Scott Helmer proudly endorses Seagull Guitars, Godin Guitars, Elixir Strings, Analog Man Pedals and Gator Cases. Learn more at his website.