When disaster strikes there is no doubt that assistance from all possible resources is an absolute necessity. When Typhoon Haiyan hit a month ago, the world was called upon to aid those in the Philippines who suffered from the storm, and help comes in many forms.
Linkin Park and Music For Relief recently announced an intimate benefit show to raise money for typhoon victims. It will take place at Club Nokia on January 11th and feature supporting act The Offspring as well as other special guests. Singer/rapper Mike Shinoda told KROQ’s Kevin & Bean, “We’re talking to a bunch more people and hopefully we can announce those soon for you guys. But, in the meantime, I think the two bands alone are a pretty good show.”
The lineup will only get better as more bands are locked in, and fans can be a part of the benefit for $250. This sounds like a lot of money, but tickets don’t have to be bought outright; the $250 can also be raised through donations. The first 300 guests to raise the amount are guaranteed general admission and the 75 highest fundraisers will get a meet and greet with the bands as well as other perks.
Shinoda explained that “one of the main reasons we partnered with International Medical Corps is that they’re a first responder. They have people everywhere. Thousands of people all over the world that are basically already living in places like the Philippines. They had people there before the natural disaster…Sometimes people’s attention spans are really short. Well, these guys are long-term relief providers.”
This will be a great show for a great cause!
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