Two Nationally Known Bands Part of Youth Rally on April 13

April 10

ROMEOVILLE – Dead Town Revival and The Frantic, two eclectic Chicago area bands, are slated to perform at the Hero Helps Youth Rally beginning at 6 p.m. on April 13 at the JFK Fieldhouse on the campus of Lewis University. The youth rally will also feature testimonials from recovering heroin addicts and family members of those lost to heroin. 

According to Paul Lauridsen, event coordinator, the youth rally is designed to share important information about the prevention of heroin and abuse of other drug with teens and young adults in a relaxed atmosphere. 

“We want to bring the young crowd, and for that matter the public at large, into the fieldhouse with the promise of good music,” Lauridsen said. “These young people have powerful stories to tell about the importance of this cause, heroin prevention.”

Hailing from the working class streets of the South side of Chicago, Dead Town Revival is a self-described “punk-n-roll” band with a wide ranging list of influences from punk icons to country hero Johnny Cash.

Frantic is an edgy, four-man band playing power pop rock tunes reminiscent of The Who and The Ramones.

“We are very fortunate to have this great bands performing at our youth rally,” said Lauridsen. “We appreciate their support of our important message.” 

The HERO HELPS event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a keynote address, followed by four concurrent educational sessions, and a panel discussion. For more information about the event, visit