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Tickets On Sale For LOD Europe Shows In Ireland, England, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark

ASBURY PARK, NJ (October 20, 2022) – The Light of Day Foundation has announced Light of Day Europe 2022, taking place November 26-December 12, with 14 shows scheduled in eight countries.  Tour stops will include Ireland, England, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Artists performing during on Light of Day Europe 2022 are Joe D’Urso, Miss Emily, Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold with support from Rob Dye.

The annual tradition of Light of Day Europe began in 2007 with the Foundation’s President Joe D’Urso bringing the power of LOD overseas.

“15 years ago we set out to bring Light of Day to the great music fans across Europe and I could not be more excited to be back again this year alongside Emily, Rob, Jeffrey and Ben,” said D’Urso. “I have a deep belief that one day, be it this coming year or down the line, one of the brilliant scientists that is supported by the whole Parkinson's disease community will find a cure. I am sure Bob Benjamin, my friend and longtime music manager, could never have dreamed that one little show would become global.”

Light of Day Europe 2022 Tour dates:

November 26      Dockers Bar       Dublin, Ireland
November 27      The Guildhall      Leicester, England
November 29      The Half Moon   London, England
November 30      kommod             Ruggell, Liechtenstein
December 1        Teatro Centro Civico  Campolongo Maggiore, Italy
December 2        Sala Luttazzi       Trieste, Italy
December 3        Teatro Rossini     Lugo, Italy
December 4        Teatro dell'Oratorio Figino Serenza, Italy
December 6         Lifehouse           Stemwede, Germany

December 7         B22                     Melle, Germany
December 8         Kulturpuben        Lillestrøm, Norway
December 9         Park 57               Oskarshamn, Sweden
December 10       Medley                Malmo, Sweden
December 11       Bartof Station      Copenhagen, Denmark
December 12       The Upstage       Dorphof, Germany

Artist Bios:

Joe D'Urso -
Joe D'Urso has released 16 records since 1991, the most recent being 2021's "Live From The Upstage" and 2022's "What Would Pete Do". D'Urso remains true to an ideal inspired by the late Harry Chapin: that it is essential to help the less fortunate. He currently sits on the board of directors for The Light of Day Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for Parkinson's disease research and the board of WhyHunger and is a founding member of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty. In his home area of Rockland and Bergen counties (NY/NJ), Joe is a member of the Dan Sullivan Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and folks who have experienced medical hardships. Joe is the founder and owner of the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival which takes place every June on the borders of New York and New Jersey and is also a minority owner of the legendary C.B.G.B.

Miss Emily -
In February of 2020, only days after Miss Emily celebrated the Maple Blues triple crown of Female Vocalist, New Artist and Sapphire Blues Video of the year, the world shut down. You could still hear the roar of the crowd as the door slammed shut on performances, recording and almost everything else in the music industry. For the first time in two decades, Miss Emily had an empty calendar. With no frame of reference for pandemics or lockdowns, it took some time to understand what the next steps should be. Somewhere between virtual shows and long nights sequestered in the music room, an idea began to take shape. In March of 2022 Miss Emily, “LIVE at the Isabel” was nominated for the JUNO Blues Album of the Year.  Her work ethic was forged in the foundries of Southern Ontario’s bars and nightclubs. Her resilience is a product of 20 years in an industry that can be, at best, “unfriendly” towards women. She has an innovative spirit and creative force born out of necessity, and her incomparable vocals are surpassed only by her electrifying, roof-rattling performances.

Jeffrey Gaines -
Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances. With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment.
Throughout his career, Gaines has built a rapport with his fans unlike any other in popular music today. Gaines goes as far as letting his fans influence the songs he performs each night. "When it's just me playing, I only know the first song I'm going to play, but from there the energy and the vibe tell me what the next song is gonna be. Someone may yell a song, and I'm like 'Exactly! Good call.' That's so fun to me, keeping it really exciting and spontaneous. I don't even know what's around the corner, and the crowd doesn't either."

Ben Arnold -
Ben Arnold is reintroducing himself. A songwriter, musician, performer and producer, he remains a longtime fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape. He has toured regularly throughout the country as well as Europe for the better part of the last 25 years. Originally signed to Columbia Records in the 90's, Ben has since released countless label supported and independent records over the decades. Always down for the challenge of re-invention and experimentation, you will see him constantly visiting far-flung points on the musical map. He has, for years been involved in collaborative projects such as 4 Way Street (Sanctuary/BMG), US Rails (Blue Rose/Europe), the Los Angeles based indie rock band Pistol For Ringo as well as David Uosikinnen's In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia
His most recent releases "Lost Keys” and “Sunday Morning Meltdown” explore the feel, culture and politics of American music of the 60s-70s thru the lens of the questions of the here and now. With a crusty, curmudgeonly, but loving take on the world around, Ben Arnold continues to reveal more of himself with every record and live performance.

Rob Dye -
Music has always been a part of Dye’s life. He logs over 150 shows a year, whether it’s as a duo or with a band playing covers along the Jersey Shore to touring the country and overseas in the groups Holiday Express and Light Of Day. “I love music, all styles. Period. It can be a great ballad, a silly sing-along, a hard-hitting social commentary or just a great riff. If it’s written well and moves you, then ‘mission accomplished’ – the songwriter has done his or her job. I’m more than happy to take what these great songwriters have done and share that with an audience. Hopefully my music will do the same.”


The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases, specifically Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), within our lifetime. The Foundation’s mission is to fund research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for patients who suffer from those diseases, their families and their caregivers to help improve their quality of life. Gifts to the Light of Day Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc. is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc.'s Federal ID # is 20-1560386. Light of Day - the concerts and the organization - grew from a birthday party and fund-raiser held in 1998 at the Downtown Cafe in Red Bank to celebrate the 40th birthday of artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1996.

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