Finger Eleven don’t remember where they come from. The band have enjoyed their most successful year ever – making huge headway into the U.S. modern rock market – but rather than focusing on fancy U.S. radio promo shows, the band will spend some time this holiday season giving back to their hometown of Burlington, Ontario.
On December 16, F11 will play a special charity show at Big Buck’s Burlington. The show will be open to any Burlingtonian with $5 in their pocket and a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy. Finger Eleven will be joined on the bill by three local Burlington artists.
While the concert itself is exciting news, the charity aspect is pretty kick-ass too. All the food items collected at the door will be handed off to the Burlington Food Bank and the Toronto Fire Fighter’s War Veterans Association will pick up the toys and redistribute them to children who otherwise might not get a Christmas gift. The dough collected at the door will go to the Autism Society of Canada. Finally, F11 guitarist Rick Jackett will autograph the guitar that he plays at the show and raffle it up to drum up even more money for the charities.
Meanwhile, things continue to go swimmingly in the world of Finger Eleven. The band’s self-titled CD has been certified Gold in the U.S. and Platinum in Canada, mostly due to the success of the monster single “One Thing.” The band will likely score another big hit next week when they release “Thousand Mile Wish,” the first single from the upcoming Elektra soundtrack.