PAYOUTS FOR ROUTE 91 VICTIMS BEGIN
A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Las Vegas Victims Fund said the maximum of $275,000 also will be paid to 10 other people who were paralyzed or suffered permanent brain damage in the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. “In no way can it replace someone’s life,” said Al Etcheber, the brother-in-law of Stacee Etcheber, who died when a gunman fired from a high-rise casino hotel into a country music festival below. “Still, it is a real nice way to help families who lost someone they loved.”
SPOON ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH GRIZZLY BEAR
Austin rockers Spoon are expanding their U.S. tour, announcing a co-headlining tour with Grizzly Bear set to kick off June 18 at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston. The band is currently touring in support of their ninth studio album Hot Thoughts. The tour includes a June 20 stop at Celebrate Brooklyn. $1 per ticket on the tour will go to PLUS1 in support of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund’s mission to prevent gun violence and build safer communities. A list of tour dates can be found here.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD AND GODSMACK BRING BACK TICKET TO ROCK
Live Nation announced today the popular Ticket to Rock program would return for the third year with exclusive ticket bundles to some of the hottest rock tours this summer including Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack & Shinedown and Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson. Ticket to Rock offers fans a low-cost way to see many of their favorite rock artists live in their area all summer long. The successful multi-ticket bundle offerings will nearly double from 10 cities last year to 18 cities in 2018 including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Irvine and Ticket to Rock bundles will include tickets to either 3 or 4 shows depending on the city and will offer two tiers of tickets – lawn or reserved in the upper pavilion. Lawn ticket bundles for 3 shows will cost $59 and 4 shows will be $69. Reserved ticket bundles for 3 shows will cost $79 and 4 shows will be $89. The bundles will start at $59 and go on sale beginning today, Monday, March 5 at 12pm PT at LiveNation.com.