Rolling Stone CEO Gus Wenner Joins Forces with The Soho Sessions to Support Everytown for Gun Safety Featuring Hosts Julianne Moore and Karen Elson and an Intimate Performance by The Struts

Article Contributed by The Press House | Published on Monday, May 20, 2024

The Soho Sessions, an exclusive music-driven community known for curating exceptional live experiences in NYC, returns June 5 for a special edition co-presented by Rolling Stone CEO Gus Wenner in support of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. The Soho Sessions is a hidden Gotham gem open to a select number of invited in-person guests. It’s produced by RWE Partners, the team behind the annual Love Rocks NYC concerts.

The June 5 edition of The Soho Sessions will be hosted by Academy Award-winning actress and Everytown Creative Council founding chair Julianne Moore, alongside supermodel and singer-songwriter Karen Elson, with a powerhouse performance by British rock band The Struts. Together, they aim to elevate the night's mission to combat gun violence, rallying support for Everytown's crucial initiatives.

Renowned for their triumphant, timeless rock sound, The Struts have captivated audiences worldwide since their critically-acclaimed debut, 2016’s Everybody Wants. Beyond headlining tours, they have shared stages with icons like The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters. Their latest album, Pretty Vicious, continues their tradition of anthemic rock, combining explosive energy with lyrical introspection. This celebrated record, their first with Big Machine/John Varvatos,  solidifies their position at the forefront of modern rock music.

“Gun violence is a preventable epidemic, and an organization like Everytown for Gun Safety is bringing crucial education and awareness to communities nationwide,” Wenner said. “I am very pleased to be partnering with The Soho Sessions for this special event to help put an end to the urgent issue of gun violence.”

Every day, more than 120 Americans are killed with guns and more than 200 are shot and wounded. Sadly, firearms are the leading cause of death for American children and teens. The June 5th Soho Sessions will raise awareness for Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than ten million supporters and more than 700,000 donors, including moms, mayors, survivors, students, and everyday Americans, who are fighting for common-sense gun safety measures that can help save lives. The organization, along with its grassroots arms of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, is committed to putting an end to gun violence and changing how America thinks about gun violence. Whether it’s electing gun sense champions at every level of office, demanding action from our elected officials, working to pass common-sense gun laws, educating the public about secure firearm storage, and more, Everytown is committed to keeping our families and communities safe.  

“Gun violence has been an important cause to me and my family for as long as I can remember,” said Greg Williamson, who co-founded RWE Partners alongside Nicole Rechter. “This is an ongoing crisis, and we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the solution alongside Everytown for Gun Safety and Gus Wenner. As we come together to enjoy some great music, let’s help to ensure no more lives are lost to gun violence.”

“To stop the shooting, we don’t just need to change the laws — we also need to change the culture, which is why Everytown is so grateful to Gus Wenner and RWE Partners for pulling together this group of creative heavyweights,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Right now, gunfire is part of the daily soundtrack in too many American communities, and artists like The Struts, Karen Elson, and Julianne Moore are harnessing their talents to raise an alarm and rally support.”

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About Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown for Gun Safety”) is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than ten million supporters and more than 700,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, students, and everyday Americans who are fighting for common-sense gun safety measures that can help save lives. Learn more at and follow us @Everytown.

About RWE Partners

RWE Partners, the company behind The Soho Sessions, was co-founded by top New York City real estate broker Greg Williamson and global events producer Nicole Rechter. It is dedicated to celebrating the power of music, fostering unique connections, and curating outstanding experiences while making a positive impact on society by raising awareness about issues such as mental health, addiction, and music education. Williamson and Rechter are esteemed industry professionals known for their executive production work on the acclaimed Love Rocks NYC, the CBS TV special Play On, and Tulane University’s annual Tipping Point concert, among many other events. Over the past decade, RWE Partners has raised over $50 million for nonprofits through the power of music.

About The Struts

The Struts have been a live sensation since they first erupted onto the scene with their certified Platinum anthem, “Could’ve Been Me,” taking the No. 5 spot on Alternative Radio and introducing the world to their triumphant, timeless rock sound. Following the release of their critically-acclaimed debut, 2016’s Everybody Wants, the British rockers set out on the road, bringing their energetic tracks alive on stage with larger-than-life performances and cementing their reputation as a must-see live act. Lead vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies have continued to prove themselves worthy of that distinction since first coming together in Derby, England back in 2012. They’ve opened for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, and Guns N’ Roses, while selling out shows across the globe and leaving a trail of unbridled rock collections, including 2018’s Young & Dangerous and 2020’s Strange Days, in their wake. Their on-stage prowess and perpetual musicality have allowed them to reach the No. 1 Spot on Spotify’s Viral Top 50, garner more than 850M on-demand streams, and put them in the studio collaborating with Kesha, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams, Def Leppard and more. Now, The Struts have taken the raucous nature of their live shows and transmuted it into an album, fusing their arena-sized energy into their most concentrated and exciting songs to date. “This record showcases each individual member's strengths,” Spiller says of their fourth album, Pretty Vicious and first full-length release on Big Machine/John Varvatos.

“It’s some of my favorite music, hands down, we’ve ever conjured up. It’s the record everyone’s been waiting for.”

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