Hot Chelle Rae are gearing up for the release of 'Whatever' later this month and have committed to a pair of charity concerts that crusade against the rapidly spreading epidemic of bullying.

First, the band will perform in Las Vegas at Southwest Career and Technical Academy, a high school that showed the largest commitment to combating bullying in Southern Nevada. The performance will take place on Nov. 21, as part of partnership between radio station KLUC and the 'Flip the Script' campaign. All middle and high schools in all of Clark County participated in this awareness campaign to squash bullying in their area schools, and this is the school that triumphed and won.

"We are stoked to be part of such cool concert events, particularly during this holiday season and at such an exciting time in our lives," HRC's Ryan Follese said. "Our music is all about having fun and feeling good about being yourself and being an individual, so we are naturally excited about these opportunities to support kids who deal with these issues every day." We applaud the band for being so socially responsible, and the schools in the Vegas region for coming up with creative ways to combat bullying.

The other show will take place Dec. 9 on a much larger scale. It's the Z100 Jingle Ball in NYC, one of most popular radio Christmas shows out there which features the likes of Lady Gaga performing. This year’s Z100’sJingle Ball '11 official charity partner is STOMP Out Bullying, a national anti-bullying / cyberbullying program for kids and teens.

It's amazing to see such a massive pop radio station and bands like Hot Chelle Rae got the distance to help eradicate bullying and to help stop the spread. Kudos and bravo!

Z100’s Jingle Ball '11 will air on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company exclusively on Dec. 18 at 7PM ET. So if you're not a Big Apple dweller and can't make the Jingle Ball, you can watch it on the tube.

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