Image: Say We Can Fly, Mazur PR, Michael MazurTORONTO - Suicide claimed the lives of more than 40,000 Americans and 80,000 people around the globe last year, according to a CDC report. Now in the midst of National Suicide Prevention Week (September 6-12), SayWeCanFly and the other artists featured on The Conversations Tour are putting a special focus on the topic this Thursday, September 10, for World Suicide Prevention Day.

Designed as a concert that also acts as an open forum for fans to express themselves, The Conversations Tour, which also includes Wind In Sails, Sounds Like Harmony, Casey Bolles and host TheLedaBunny, aims to bring fans together to express their feelings through words and art. Hope For The Day, which is sponsoring the tour along with The Entertainment Institute, is also on hand to provide outreach for anyone in need of support.

Image: Say We Can Fly, Michael Mazur, Mazur PRThis tour represents the first seamless integration of music, suicide prevention and outreach that will present an open conversation about life and directly invest back into the community. Each stop of the tour becomes a safe space experience where all attendees know "it's ok to not be ok" and self-expression is encouraged and embraced.

SayWeCanFly's Braden Barrie has built a strong rapport with his fans through social media and has continued to connect with fans as he tours the US, his native Canada and the UK. SayWeCanFly's debut full-length,Between The Roses, was released earlier this year and re-released this summer in a Deluxe Edition via Barrie's own PureWolf label. The record debuted at # 14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #5 on iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Additionally, SayWeCanFly became a featured artist on MTVHits' "Fresh Faces" and won MTVU's "The Freshmen" competition with the first single, "Song of the Sparrow."

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The Conversations Tour dates are as follow:


September 10, 2015, Thu. Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

September 11, 2015 Fri. Expo Five, Louisville, KY

September 12, 2015 Sat. Rocketown, Nashville, TN

September 14, 2015 Mon. Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

September 15, 2015 Tue. Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

September 16, 2015 Wed. Backbooth, Orlando, FL

September 18, 2015 Fri. Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC

September 19, 2015 Sat. U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC

September 20, 2015 Sun. Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA

September 21, 2015 Mon. Amityville Music Hall, Long Island, NY

September 23, 2015 Wed. Simon's 677, Providence, RI

September 24, 2015 Thu. Palladium (small Room), Worcester, MA

September 25, 2015 Fri. Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY

September 26, 2015 Sat. Koi Music Fest, Kitchener, ON, Canada

September 27, 2015 Sun. Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY

September 29, 2015 Tue. The Basement, Columbus, OH