PICS: Lifehouse at the USS Midway Museum’s Freedom Concert

Multi-platinum alt-rockers Lifehouse headlined the May 27 Freedom Concert benefit aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum.

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The concert, presented by Live Nation, benefitted Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), United Through Reading and the Navy SEAL Foundation -- all of which focus on improving the lives of service members and their families.
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“Our entire San Diego team here at Live Nation is so excited to produce this event in partnership with the USS Midway Museum,” Candace Mandracia, President of Live Nation San Diego told us. “As a company, Live Nation has always supported the military through various nonprofit organizations and ticket donations, and this concert is yet another way for us to show our appreciation to those who protect and serve us every day.”
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To donate to STEP, United Through Reading or the Navy SEAL Foundation -- go to stepsocal.org, unitedthroughreading.org, and navysealfoundation.org.
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Fans on May 27 had it pretty dang good: What better way to support our troops than by reliving alt-rock’s glory days with a chart-topping band on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier with the sun setting on the bay?
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The band – which consists of vocalist/guitarist Jason Wade (pictured), bassist Bryce Soderberg, and drummer Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. – got their start in LA in 1999.
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Their debut album, “No Name Face,” spawned “Hanging By a Moment” – which spent more than a year on the charts, and also won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year.
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Their subsequent five studio albums spawned the Top 40 hit singles “You and Me,” “First Time” and “Whatever It Takes.”
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To date, Lifehouse has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide – not too shabby!
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Recently, they announced the upcoming July 14 release of their first greatest hits compilation album – containing 18 songs -- and a national U.S. tour with hometown heroes Switchfoot.
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We're looking forward to catching the band again here in town on June 24 when they play the Switchfoot Bro-Am at Moonlight Beach!
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