DIO Tribute / Benefit Concert in CT, July 23, 2010
Big Jim Hoefelt (you might recognize the name, he shot the cover of Last In Live) put together a benefit concert in New Haven, CT at Toad's Place (Sabbath played there on the Cross Purposes and Forbidden tours) - All proceeds are going to the Stand Up And Shout fund. Contact him at www.justajim.com
Toad's Place commercial for the show, w/ bands & details:
If you know anyone in the CT area, please pass the info along! Jim, besides being a real talent, is one of the nicest guys on the planet. Great pic of him and RJD in the commercial.
From Jim's site about the show, check out everything happening!
A Great Show To Honor A Great Man-July 23 @ Toad's
On May 16th, 2010 the rock world lost an icon and I lost a true friend of just under 20 years. Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer. The legendary Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut and my bandmates in Megahertz are assisting me in not only paying homage to Ronnie but, helping the Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund...An organization founded by Wendy Dio dedicated to finding cancer BEFORE it spreads.
As many of you may know, Toad's Place in New Haven has been allowing me to hold the annual "Big Jim's Birthday Bash-A Night Of Candles, Cake & Condoms" at their wonderful club. There have been many GREAT bands that has shared the stage with me and my pals in Megahertz. And this year is no different...On July 23rd, Megahertz will be playing the 7th "ANOC,C & C along with some great bands. The difference is, however...
1) Megahertz will be performing an all Dio set...A 1st for us.
2) There will be raffles and all of the proceeds will go to the Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund
3) All of the band proceeds will go the Dio SU&S Cancer Fund as well
4) We plan on having an all star band perform Ronnie's song to aid famine relief, "Stars". Confirmed artists to perform full sets:
Megahertz-Performing an ALL Dio set
Solar Angels (Judas Priest Tribute)
More artists/bands TBA
Confirmed members of the all star tribute band to perform "Stars" are:
Tommy Lourdes from Faceless on vocals
Danny Mariano from Bad Boy on vocals
Andre Vanchot from Streets on vocals
Ray Smith from Angry Again on vocals
Jeremy Brushie on lead guitar
Brian Reilly formerly of Lost Soul on lead guitar
Scott Dombroski from Angry Again on lead guitar
Gabe Scrivani on lead guitar
Clint Potter from Highfield on bass
Opus from Gargantuan Soul/Dead By Wednesday on drums
Donations, so far...
Gift certificate for Basil's Pizza in Shelton 203-926-6848
Gift certificate for Kealey Limo Service 203-908-5630
Gift certificates from Micalizzi's Ice Cream in Bpt. 203-366-2353
New webcam donated by Chris Giard & family
A one (1) hour massage from Three Moon Wellness 203-980-1244
Drowning Pool disc signed by the entire band
A $40.00 gift certificate to Studio Zee Tattoo in New Haven 203-787-2773
A $20.00 gift certificate to Humphrey's of Wallingford 970 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 203-284-0193
A Spa Manicure at M. Salon and Spa 1114 N Colony Rd, Wallingford CT 203 269- 0636
A $20.00 gift certificate to Captain Sea's Restaurant 905 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, Ct 203-265-9336
A BOSS DS1 Distortion Pedal donated by Joe's Guitars in Wallingford 203-269-0820
Levy Leather Strap also donated by Joe's Guitars
$50.00 gift certificate to Sam Ash
A $25.00 gift certificate for Lucky Soul Tattoo in Ansonia
A 36" strand dyed fresh water pearl necklace. Retail value is $650.00...Donor wishes to remain unnamed.
An Avon basket donated by Avon Ind. Sales Rep Ann Marie Minopoly Poremba 203-257-2126
$25.00 gift certificate to Outback
Four (4) $10 gift certificates to Uncle Willie's BBQ in West Haven
Two (2) gift certificates to Avon donated by Diane Carpenter
Two (2) handmade candle baskets from Delightful Scents.
Two (2) $10 gift card to Shop Rite
Two (2) $10 gift cards to Target
Gift basket donated by Maureen McCarthy
A DVD/CD set of various Dio Tribute bands compiled by Dave Fuhrman
A 50/50 raffle
A bake table featuring some damn tasty treats will be for sale, as well
And for a real treat, we've got Steve Mutch handling the light show duties. The man has toured with Iced Earth, Enslaved, Genitorturers, Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy, All That Remains, Mnemic, Lizzy Borden, Lordi, Into Eternity, Kill Hannah, Saviours, Mortiis, Finntroll, and HavocHate and designed the lighting rig for the Regeneration Tour 08 featuring The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, A Flock Of Seagulls, and Naked Eyes not to mention countless bands at the Webster, most notably, Thin Lizzy and Ratdog.
Admission is just $5.00 and that includes a FREE beer...Slightly more and without the beer for under 21 peeps. But the $5.00 price is ONLY for those with discount vouchers...Ask me how to get em. We need your help in promoting this event. You can start by reposting the event on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter ,etc. Then you can help the bands in distributing the discounted ticket vouchers...Ask me how. You can even repost and/or get tickets out there whether you're attending, or not. Or you can get/give donations for the raffles. Any help you can give would be GREATLY appreciated.
Lastly, you can make donations directly to the fund by doing so here...
The Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund...Please send donations to the Niji Entertainment Group, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #624, Studio City, CA, 91604. You can also use PayPal at www.ronniejamesdio.com
All the best,
Last edited by Paulie 88; 07-13-2010 at 07:55 PM.
Reason: adding underline to "all proceeds" line