Twisted Sister To Play Great White Benefit Show
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TWISTED SISTER has been confirmed as one of the performers at a benefit concert for the victims of the February 20, 2003 nightclub fire, set to take place on Monday, February 25 at the Dunkin Donut Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Also scheduled to appear are Tom Scholz (BOSTON), Aaron Lewis (STAIND), TESLA and STRYPER.
The show, which will be hosted by TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, marks the fifth anniversary of Station nightclub tragedy in Rhode Island, the fourth largest nightclub fire in U.S. history. 100 lives were lost, 200 others were seriously injured and 65 children lost one or both parents. Five years later, funds available for the survivors are woefully inadequate. Only 15 survivors of the fire qualified for Social Security benefits, and many are still unable to meet their monthly needs.
All proceeds from ticket sales and charity auctions benefit the Station Family Fund, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded by survivors of the Station nightclub fire. They are committed to providing survivor relief, including costs of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
The Station Family Fund, founded by survivors, family members and community members affected by the fire and the Wake Up To Love Foundation founded by TESLA drummer Troy Luccketta are event organizers. While one hundred thousand dollars was raised in 2005 from a benefit concert featuring TESLA, SHINEDOWN, Pat Travers and Carmine Appice, those funds are in desperate need of replenishing.
Additional artists scheduled to perform on February 25 include Carmine Appice's SLAM, Eric Martin, Gary Hoey, CHICAGO drummer Danny Seraphine. Other artists will be announced over the next few weeks.
Organizers would like to acknowledge the incredible generosity of the Dunkin' Donuts Center www.dunkindonutscenter.com who has graciously donated the venue free of charge for the charity event as well as East Coast Lighting, WHJY and the many acts who are donating their time in putting together this event.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 4, 2008 at Ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $41.00 to $61.00.
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