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Girl Scout Hand Grenade Hosts "Cancer Is Bad Tour" Top Benefit Bassist Andrew Hargrove

Girl Scout Hand Grenade Hosts the “Cancer is Bad Tour” at the Machine Shop to benefit Bass Player Andrew Hargrove.

When Girl Scout Hand Grenade Bass Player Andrew Hargrove was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August of this year, the local music community was devastated and there was an immediate response to help. Upon learning that this form of cancer is often very treatable but without insurance, extremely expensive, the band reorganized to perform as a four piece set out to raise money for their band mates mounting medical costs.

Offers from other bands to help poured in as the news of Andrew’s condition spread. Punk band Dick Hickey was the first to throw a benefit show for the bassist in Port Huron and over a dozen other bands offered their support. Because of Andrew’s involvement in the music community and Girl Scout Hand Grenade’s notoriety for other charity events (the band hosts the annual Food For Music event during the holidays to raise money for the Eastern Michigan Food Bank and plays numerous benefit shows throughout the year) throwing a series of benefit shows to raise money for Andrew and awareness of this disease just made sense.

The “tour” will kick off at the Machine Shop (3539 S. Dort Hwy. Flint, MI 48507) Saturday, November 28th with an 18 and over show featuring: Girl Scout Hand Grenade, A Sleepless Malice, Blood of the Unborn, Fernando’s Xcursion, Dick Hickey, and C.I. Doors are at 7 with a $5 cover for 21+ $8 18-20. Local business and bands have donated items for a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle drawing will run most of the night.

An all ages benefit will follow at the Second Generation Ballroom (4437 Richfield Road Flint, MI 48506) on Friday, December 11th, with bands: I Once Was…, Given Six, The 2nd System, Pearl Snap Western Brown and more to be announced.

Further Shows are in the works for the Detroit and Lansing area.

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