(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
With his scheduled Biloxi, MS, stop on Sept. 16 canceled after Hurricane Katrina demolished the Beau Rivage Casino, Meat Loaf has altered his tour plans to schedule a special concert at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA for the following evening, Sept. 17, to benefit victims of the disaster. All proceeds from the Hurricane Relief benefit concert will go to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund targeting those hardest hit by Katrina with a special emphasis on the Biloxi area.
"Like everyone else, I was horrified by the devastation caused by Katrina," said Loaf. "With Biloxi on my tour schedule, the situation hit close to home. I just wanted to step up and do my share to provide help for victims of this natural disaster."
All tickets will be general admission, are priced at $25
Many other Savannah area businesses have already jumped on board to support the effort. Yellow Freight Lines will provide a truck and trailer to transport items requested by the Red Cross and brought by concertgoers for the hurricane relief efforts. DaimlerChrysler is also planning to announce a major donation at the concert. Supplies will immediately be brought from the Speedway to directly aid the relief effort in Biloxi. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen