Today, we remember the victims of the tragic 9/11 attacks and those who continue to fight for us. Mike Karolyi from The Rock 106.9 WCCC spoke with M Shadows about the 9/11 Hartford, CT show on the Rockstar Uproar tour in which Avenged Sevenfold and the Rockstar Uproar tour have teamed up with The Rock 106.9 to raise funds in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The band and festival will make a dollar-for-dollar donation up to $10,000. Proceeds will be presented at the show to the National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. If you would like to donate but can’t attend you can do so here. In case you can’t listen I’ve transcribed what he had to say below.
“M SHADOWS: I think it’s an important date for Americans. It’s an important date especially over there on the East Coast and we want to remember our fallen brothers and sisters, the people who were killed in the 9/11 crashes and all the firefighters and everybody who helped out that day. I think it’s important that we remember them all. So we’re going to be playing on 9/11, we’re going to be donating money to a couple different causes and we want to do it respectfully. We don’t want to make it some huge spectacle or try to get press out of it. We’re hoping the fans and the people that come to the show can donate some money and we’re gonna donate as well with the Rockstar Energy Drink company and the Uproar festival so we’re going to match all the dollars that are donated by the fans and give them to good causes.
It’s the least we could do. We keep people aware of what happened on that important date and there’s a lot of heroes from that day and a lot of people lost their lives. It’s important that we remember those people.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this thing turns out. I know people are going through a hard time right now with the economy the way it is and everyone is kind of scrounging their pennies but it really is a good cause and there are people out there that really do need the help. Hopefully we can get this going and get at least $20,000 in there.”