Styx frontman Tommy Shaw and a host of artists are staging a two-concert benefit, "Volunteers for America," to help the families of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Proceeds from the two concerts will benefit firefighters, police and American Red Cross organizations.
TBA executive vice president and Styx manager Charlie Brusco is helping Shaw organize the benefit concerts — Oct. 20 in Atlanta at the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre and Oct. 21 in Dallas at Smirnoff Music Center. Additional TBA artist management clients performing with Styx are Survivor and Mick Jones of Foreigner. Other artists also scheduled to appear include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Bad Company, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Edgar Winter, John Waite, Mark Farner and others to be announced.
Tickets for the events go on sale Sept. 29 through all Ticketmaster outlets.
Both the Hi Fi Buys and Smirnoff Amphitheaters are donating the use of their facilities, while radio and television outlets in the Atlanta and Dallas markets are providing advertising at no cost.
"TBA is pleased to lend Tommy Shaw support in the organization of these benefit concerts," said Brusco. "Tommy's desire to help the victims of the terrorist attacks was matched by his friends and fellow artists as well as all the business community who also felt compelled to lend their support."