Sick Drummer Magazine and Perseverance Holdings Ltd. have joined forces to bring Death To All in 2012, a tour celebrating the life of Chuck Schuldiner and raising awareness for the charity Sweet Relief.
The tour will kick off in San Francisco and work its way to Orlando, stopping in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York along the way, and will feature a majority of Death’s past musicians, as well as special guests.
The tour is to celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as raising awareness for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to career musicians faced with illness, disability or age-related problems.
Gene Hoglan, who played on ‘Individual Thought Patterns’ and ‘Symbolic’, will be handling drums, as well as Sean Reinert (‘Human’). On bass will be Steve DiGiorgio (‘Human’/’Individual Thought Patterns’) and Scott Clendenin (‘The Sound of Perseverance’). Guitars will be shared by Paul Masvidal (‘Human’), Shannon Hamm (‘The Sound of Perseverance’) and Bobby Koelble (‘Symbolic’).
The organisers of the tour recently posted this statement on www.deathtoall.info : .
“December 13th, 2011 markes the 10th anniversary of Chuck Schuldiner’s passing. It also marked 10 years of nothing changing for musicians. Travelling in buses or vans for half a year eating meager meals, all for the sake of music. As Chuck would say “It’s great to see the metal scene alive”. yet we can count on one hand how many musicians we know with medical coverage. .
“When the creators of Sick Drummer camp realized their second camp may include a few guys who ahd played in Death at one point or another, the idea for this tour was born. These 5 benefit shows are about supporting a great cause – Sweet Relief – an organization that looks after those artists in need of medical care or with assistance paying bills while they are injured. .
“This is not a ‘reunion’ but a show of respect for someone who gave his life to music, a founding father of a genre. If but for a moment we can can close our eyes, bang our heads and remember the very men who helped create such an amazing style of music, celebrate life with Death. This is about protecting our artists, our music and a lifestyle! Metal is and has always been about supporting each other. .
“The Schuldiner family stood by their son and helped him fight every step of the way against a terrible illness. The family continues their desire to fight, and to not allow others to go through what their son, brother, uncle and friend went through. For the fans it is a chance to enjoy the music and scene with some of the very people who helped create it. .
“There are many musicians currently in need of support and assistance. You are all family and we wish you all the best.”
To keep up with the tour details as they unfold, and to find out about ticketing, go HERE or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Sweet Relief and musicians in need, visit HERE.
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