The Killers have released their sixth consecutive annual Christmas single with proceeds going to (RED). The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball became available via iTunes from December 1st (World AIDS Day), along with the Las Vegas band’s previous Christmas singles, collected together and available as an EP for the first time. All proceeds from the song and the EP’s sales will benefit the (RED) organization’s global fight against AIDS. Additionally, supporters of (RED)’s just announced 2015 Campaign, which aims to create an AIDS-free generation by 2015, can also receive their choice of Killers Christmas single for free upon pledging to the 2015 Quilt at www.2015quilt.com.
The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball sees The Killers perform a classic 1890 cowboy poem by Larry Chittenden, “The Poet-Ranchman of Texas”, in irresistible hoe-down style. A video to accompany the single will follow shortly.
The Killers are currently working on a new record, the follow-up to 2008’s #1 album, Day & Age.
About (RED)™and (PRODUCT)RED™
(RED) engages business and consumer power in the fight against AIDS. To date, (RED) partners and events have generated over $180 million for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This money has supported HIV/AIDS programs that have reached more than 7.5 million people affected by AIDS in Africa. Current (PRODUCT)RED Proud Partners include: American Express (UK only), Apple, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Bugaboo, Converse, Dell, Gap, Nike, Penfolds and Starbucks and Special Edition partners include: FEED, Girl Skateboards, Mophie, Nanda Home, Shazam and Solange Azagury-Partridge. Companies whose products take on the (PRODUCT)RED mark contribute a significant percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund. On World AIDS Day 2010, (RED) launched “The AIDS Free Generation is Due in 2015” campaign. (RED) is joining the global health community in raising funds and awareness to help eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015 and helping to realize the first AIDS-free generation in nearly thirty years. Learn more at www.joinred.com