NEW YORK (Top40 Charts) - Several artists are already finding a way to help the rescue and recovery efforts of the victims of the Tuesday (Sept. 11) bombings in N.Y. and Washington, D.C., by donating to the American Red Cross.
Dave Navarro's spokesperson informs allstar that he was unsure about playing the remaining shows of his solo tour, but is doing so to help out the local Red Cross organizations in each city he's performing. Either mobile units for blood donations will be sent to the shows or money for donations will be collected at the concerts.
The dates include Wednesday (Sept. 12) night's show in Indianapolis and the forthcoming Pittsburgh show at M on Thursday (Sept. 13); Charlotte, N.C.'s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater show on Saturday (Sept. 15); and next Friday (Sept. 21)'s Atlanta show at HiFi Buys Amphitheater.
Earth, Wind & Fire will return to its tour on Thursday at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, Vir. The band will make a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross. However, the Jones Beach show in Wantagh, N.Y., on Saturday has been moved to Monday (Sept. 17) at the request of venue officials, according to the band's spokesperson. The canceled show at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Conn., has not been rescheduled yet, but will.
In Seattle, Queensryche has planned a community blood drive for Sept. 25 at the Stadium Exhibition Center at South Royal Brougham and Occidental in the second floor conference room between noon and 6 p.m. The drive will be followed by an album release party at the Catwalk from 8 p.m. to midnight for its new album, Live Evolution, released that day on Sanctuary Records. The band, based in Seattle, plan to personally donate blood as well.
Washington, D.C., weekly club night Buzz welcomes hometown DJs Deep Dish and Scott Henry, who will donate their services, at a benefit at Nation on Friday (Sept. 14). Tickets are $15, half of which will go to the Red Cross to help relief efforts in New York and Washington, D.C.
Sense Field will play a gig at Claremont College in Claremont, Calif., on Sept. 29 in which the first five fans who make a donation of at least $10 to the Red Cross will get a free pair of tickets. The contest will be up on the band's Web site beginning Friday (Sept. 14).
Naturally, many more artists are doing their part to help out as well and allstar will bring you the details as they become available.