Red Sun Rising premiered their video for “Stealing Life,” recently. The video for the song features people who’ve been affected by suicide. Now comes word they’ll donate a portion of ticket sales from their tour to MusiCares, which helps people in the music business with addiction recovery and suicide prevention.
Frontman Mike Protich told Billboard that some of the folks in the video are people guitarist Ryan Williams met while he was in recovery provided by MusiCares.
“On our social media we’ve encouraged people to share their stories and how (suicide has) affected them. We weren’t sure how it was going to go, but it’s been unbelievable how many people are saying, ‘I’ve been there. I’ve been suicidal’ and seeing other people comment on those comments, saying, ‘Glad you’re here,’ and just people reaching out to each other.”
“It’s kind of started conversations on all of our posts and all of our platforms. Just seeing people be that open and public about it is really moving — and that’s what we wanted to do. It’s debunking that stigma that you can’t talk about it and letting people see there’s other people like them that have struggled with mental health issues. I think it’s important to just make that outlet available to people.”
The tour kicks off this Friday in Wuapaca at The Indian Crossing Casino.