By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Rockers often have reputations as avid partiers and hotel-room trashers, but justified or not, these artists are almost always among the first to lend a helping hand in the midst of a disaster.
We’ve seen it with the constant benefit concerts they’ve performed at and charities they’ve started, and now, a trio of some of Classic Rock’s most famous performers is donating a portion of their proceeds from their tour to an extremely important cause.
Ted Nugent, Styx and REO Speedwagon recently announced that some earnings from their Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express tour will be going to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
According to the Styx official website, the three acts will sign a guitar at each concert, and raffle it off via the organization Rock to the Rescue; a charity fronted by Styx singer Tommy Shaw’s daughter, Hannah Shaw. 75% of the profits from the guitar will help aid the Boston victims fund and the remaining money will go to other local charities.
The Midwest Rock ‘N’ Roll Express Tour makes its next stop tonight (April 24) in Glen Falls, N.Y.
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