Geezer Butler posted a short update on his website about the Birmingham gig tomorrow. Here’s what he had to say.
Well, rehearsals are finally finished, and now for the nervous part, playing our home town gig. Since it is a warm up show, there will probably be a few glitches , but remember it’s all in a good cause, since we’ll be donating to the “Help For Heroes” charity, a fantastic charity that helps our troops who have been wounded in recent wars. No matter what your feelings about the wars are, these men and women willingly dedicate their lives for our defence and freedom. I hope the people who are making profits by re-selling the tickets to real fans find it in their hearts to do the right thing and donate at least some of their gains to the charity.
Thanks for caring.
This is the first public statement that the Birmingham gig is essentially a charity gig that I’ve seen posted. As I recall, there was some noise made back at the 11-11-11 press conference about military and whatnot, so this doesn’t totally surprise me.
Go check out the organization (Help For Heroes) that Geezer talks about, while I don’t personally know of them, it certainly seems worthwhile. Here’s some linkage to them: