Rock Band Orleans Launches Fundraising Support for The Red Cross and ACORN Relief Programs, a New CD and an All-New Website

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The venerable and still vital ORLEANS, admired and respected in music circles since the seventies and globally recognized for their megahits ‘Still The One’, ‘Dance With Me’ and ‘Love Takes Time’ announces a fundraising program and free shipping promotion in connection with a brand new CD, “Dancin’ in the Moonlight.”

While many Seventies bands fall under the category of ‘one hit wonders’, the band Orleans, with platinum selling hits, continual airplay and media attention remains at the top of their game. Orleans features three surviving founding members, Lance and Larry Hoppen and John Hall, along with brother Lane Hoppen on keyboards and ex-Elton John drummer Charlie Morgan.

Guitarist, vocalist, composer and activist John Hall says: “We all agreed that offering 10% of the proceeds from the sale of our newest CD to the Red Cross and ACORN Relief Programs was a great way to say ‘thank you’ to our many fans around the globe while supporting and honoring the city that inspired the band’s name.”

This offer also includes all of the CDs and band merchandise for sale on the website located at http://www.orleansonline.com. The brand new website features new music, new photos and content, new products and free shipping for a limited time.

Larry Hoppen, composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist says: “To better connect with our fans around the globe, the website has been rebuilt from scratch to feature our first studio CD in ten years, “Dancin’in the Moonlight” and three other CD titles all on our own label.

Information on the band’s detailed history, surprisingly deep and broad connections to other popular recordings over the last thirty-five years and plenty of illustrative images are all there. Contact information for fans, booking the band, and arranging media interviews is also included. All CD’s and other Orleans merchandise at the site get free shipping. In addition, a Holiday CD Special packages “Dancin’in the Moonlight” plus Still The One LIVE, which includes the gorgeous Christmas song “New Star Shining” for $21.99.

Orleans has also posted a comprehensive, password-protected area specifically for media. Radio station personnel are able to download complete tracks for airplay with historic information on each song. Media personnel can obtain the password via the home page of the website.

Lance Hoppen, the band’s bassist, vocalist and, also, composer said ”We hope to reach as many fans – and make new fans as well – with the website. Their support of our music, along with great charities such as the Red Cross, will go a long way to help people in need.”

For more information, visit the band’s website at http://www.orleansonline.com

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