In response to this week’s terrorist attacks, many artists, from the Robert Cray Band to the Sisqo took the stage and had a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks. One of those victims was Daniel Lee, a crew member for the BSBs who was on one of the hijacked flights from Boston to Los Angeles, heading home to be with his pregnant wife.
Incubus have also announced that they will donate all proceeds from their two sold out shows at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom this weekend to relief funds set up to help the city and those effected by the tragedy. The promoter for the shows, Metropolitan Entertainment Group, and local radio station K-ROCK will also donate their proceeds from the two performances.
A post on U2’s official Web site www.u2.com reads: “The people of the U.S. have always been close to U2 and at u2.com… we extend our sympathy and condolences to all those affected.” The site contains a link to the American Red Cross Web site where donations can be made.
Dave Navarro will have mobile units for blood as well as monetary donations available at his upcoming shows in Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta on September 15th and 21st respectively.
Lonestar, who are national spokespersons for the American Red Cross, are urging Americans to donate to the relief effort. “On this incredibly sad day we ask ourselves, ‘What can we do?'” the band said in a statement. “We can make a donation the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW, donate blood and continue to pray for our nation.”