Offspring Plans Spinal Cord Benefit Show
Punk act the Offspring will headline a July 31 concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif., to benefit two spinal cord injury charities.Punk act the Offspring will headline a July 31 concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif., to benefit two spinal cord injury charities, They Will Surf Again and Life Rolls On. Fellow Southern California acts TSOL and the Line will also perform during the event at the 950-capacity venue.
Tickets are set at $25, and will go on sale tomorrow (July 13) via Ticketmaster and the House of Blues box office. All net proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit a spinal cord research group that will be chosen by the two charities. Groups being considered are SCI Research Advancement and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Association, according to They Will Surf Again director Richard Yelland
"A relative of the band who suffers from Parkinson's Disease got me in touch with [Offspring guitarist] Noodles. He really sparked the band's interest in our cause," Yelland said in a statement. "We are grateful to the Offspring for their generous offer to perform this benefit concert and help advance our mission: funding research that promises major breakthroughs in the very near future."
Four days after the show on Aug. 4, the second annual They Will Surf Again/Life Rolls On Expression Session will take place during the Philips Fusion US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. That event will feature such noted surfers as Kelly Slater and Tim Curran and raise funds for the organizations. Quadriplegic Life Rolls On founder Jesse Billauer will also ride the waves on a custom built surfboard.
Next month, the Offspring will hit Japan's Summer Sonic Festival as well as the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals. The group's latest Columbia album, "Conspiracy of One," debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 in December 2000.