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Aldean goes for the cure in Florida

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – Jason Aldean's 2015 Burn It Down Tour, which kicked off over the weekend, will feature the 10th Annual "Concert For The Cure" to be held in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Oct. 24, he announced today.

Like years past, Aldean will set aside a portion of ticket sales throughout the year, which will be donated to Susan G. Komen South Florida to support the West Palm Beach Area. New this year, Aldean will honor two brave survivors at each show nominated through fan submissions.

Google Play is now offering Aldean's Platinum certified "Old Boots, New Dirt" as the "Free Album of the Week." Aldean will donate $1 for every complete album downloaded on Google Play to this year's "Concert For The Cure."

"We're always looking for ways to raise more money for Komen, but it's also really important to me to take time to support people in all stages of the battle against this disease," said Aldean. "This year, we're going to be sure we take the time every night to single out and celebrate a couple of fans who have won the fight and hopefully beat our record with a huge check for Komen this fall." <{P>"We're so proud to be a part of Jason Aldean's 'Concert for the Cure' for the 10th year in a row," said Komen President and CEO Dr. Judith Salerno. "This event has always been about more than great music. The survivors who will be recognized by Jason as he travels nationwide are a testament to how far we have come since Komen was founded more than 30 years ago and to how events like 'Concert for the Cure' are so important as we continue our work to save lives and end breast cancer."

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