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EXILE RETURNS TO FRANKLIN THEATRE SEPT. 4 FOR BENEFIT SHOW AND ALBUM RELEASE
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NASHVILLE – July 31, 2014 -- The hit-laden band Exile will make a triumphant return to the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN Thursday, Sept. 4, for a benefit show for homeless people and their pets. It will also be a celebration of the release of the band’s new album, Exile Live At The Franklin Theatre.
The new album was recorded March 16, 2013 at the historic site in front of a wildly enthusiastic audience of long-time Exile fans and music industry friends.
Proceeds from the Sept. 4 show and celebration will support the work of Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare (SAFPAW), the non-profit organization that helps homeless people face the daily challenges of living in poverty with their pets.
“All us members of Exile are passionate animal lovers,” says the band’s keyboardist, Marlon Hargis, “and we can't think of any better mission than to help those who can't help themselves. We're planning on having a great evening of music, and we’re lining up a surprise array of fellow entertainers to join us onstage.”
Hosting the glittering event—which is set to get underway at 8 p. m.—will be Great American Country personality Nan Kelley. WSM-AM’s popular and award-winning on-air personality, Bill Cody, will provide additional commentary.
Collectible one-of-a-kind items will be auctioned off throughout the evening. All income from the auction, as well as that from ticket sales, will be donated to SAFPAW.
Now in its 51st year of touring and recording, Exile first rocked the music world in 1978 with its international pop hit, “Kiss You All Over.” Subsequently working in the country music vein, the Kentucky-birthed band scored 10 No. 1 classics over a four-year period, among them “Woke Up In Love,” “Give Me One More Chance,” “Crazy For Your Love,” “It’ll Be Me” and “I Can’t Get Close Enough.”
Last year, Exile was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in a class that also included Steven Curtis Chapman, the Kentucky Headhunters, the Hilltoppers and the late Grand Ole Opry star, Skeeter Davis.
Since its founding in 1998, SAFPAW has spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for fleas and ticks, bathed and groomed more than 10,000 cats and dogs in Nashville and surrounding Davidson County. And since 2001, the organization has focused its services on pets belonging to people who are either homeless or living at or below the poverty level.