CLICK HERE to visit their website. Safe to say, it is a great cause and very deserving of our donations, and we will be playing in their "Magical Forest" at least on one occassion. Click on the videos at the top of the page and let Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller show you why we have chosen them, and also take a look at one of our gig venues!
We are raising funds not only via playing but also by obtaining sponsorship for various aspects of the tour. People can donate as little as $5 to sponsor a beer, right up to the Grand Canyon Tour. The sponsorship we raise will go towards subsidising a small part of your costs (which we will offer back to you in Las Vegas - you are welcome to donate it to the charity if you wish) and the remainder goes to the charity. ALL proceeds from the collections and donations for playing go to the charity. Also, for example, if there is money left over after specific sponsored items (like the shirts) are purchased this will go into the donation pot.
We will provide you with 5 fabulous buffets, at 5 different top class hotels. Guests booked with us ALSO receive the buffets.
The rest of the time you are responsible for your own food and drink costs unless we, our bookers or our hosts provide it.
We will take you to a headline show in Las Vegas, where acts include Sir Elton John, Sir Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Britney Spears and many others. We don't know at this point in time which acts will be playing during our stay, but we will arrange tickets so we can go as a group - who knows, maybe with all the press coverage you may get to go backstage and meet them afterwards!
The Penn & Teller show tickets will be good tickets and you will get to meet, chat (yes, even Teller will speak with you!) and have photos taken with the duo after the show. Teller will even take a selfie with you on your phone!
There is way more to Las Vegas than just Gambling and drinking! Aside from the shows there are plenty of free or inexpensive things to do whilst you are there. Every evening, unless we are playing somewhere or on a trip, you are free to explore Las Vegas on your own. The "team" will be going to different places each night and you are free to join us, or do as you wish. If you want to see a specific show, talk to our team BEFORE you buy a ticket - we have experience of Vegas and we NEVER pay full price for tickets. At least once we will probably treat you all to a few drinks at one of the greatest party bars in Vegas!
There is already considerable interest from the media about our tour, so it is fairly certain that you will end up appearing on the TV in the USA and maybe internationally. We may also be asked to play in a studio setting, or for an outside broadcast, and individuals may be asked for a one-to-one interview on film or radio. Due to this, you must be happy to appear on TV, on the Radio and in the Newspapers whilst playing with the band and agree to sign a release to that effect if required by the media company. However, you do not have to agree to a one-to-one interview. That is entirely your decision.
You will definitely meet at least a couple of celebrities during your time in Vegas. You may even be playing at a celebrities home. Please remember that they are just people like us, and respect their privacy. If you would like a photo with them, please ask first especially if you are in their home.
You will need to get an ESTA / Visa waiver (CLICK HERE) before travel in order to enter the USA. These last for two years and are obtainable online. If you have one already check the expiry date, and remember that if you have replaced or renewed your passport since it was issued you WILL need to get a new one.
YOU DO NOT NEED a work permit. This means that any offer of a payment or fee for any private event, interview or similar must not be accepted - however a donation to the charity is acceptable.
The weather: It is the desert, so expect temperaures to be between 14 and 20 degrees (Centigrade) during the day and dropping to 1 to 10 degrees through the night. There is a slight possibility of rain in December.
The Grand Canyon will be cool / cold when we visit, so remember to bring some warm clothes for this!