As everybody knows, this past Friday, twelve people were killed when twenty-four year old James Holmes went into a theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire at the midnight premiere of the new Batman Movie, The Dark Knight Rises. While the shooting was a tragedy, it has brought out the best in people across the country. That includes musicians, too. Reel Big Fish has announced that it is doing its part to help in the situation. The band has announced that it will donate the proceeds from its show at the Belly Up in Denver, Colorado this past Friday to help the victims and families of victims of the shooting. That money will go to the Colorado Organization For Victim Assistance. In accordance with this, the band’s booking agency, The Agency Group, will donate, too.
The band has released an official statement offering its condolences to the victims and their families. It also goes into more detail regarding the donations to the Colorado Organization For Victim Assistance. That statement can be read here:
A Message From Reel Big Fish:
Last Thursday night, Reel Big Fish played to an amazing Denver crowd. The night was buzzing with positive energy as the last notes of the horns blared and the audience poured into the dark to head home. Little did we all know; right down the street, a tragedy of unspeakable horror was unfolding, in Aurora. Because of the love that Denver always shows us, we would like to do what we can for the friends and families of the victims. Proceeds from our show at the Belly-up in Aspen, CO last Friday July 20 will go to The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance. Our booking agency, The Agency Group will also be making a donation. If you wish to donate or learn more about the organization visit www.coloradocrimevictims.org. All our love goes out to the people of Denver in this time of sorrow. Music and dancing is good medicine. Be with friends and boogie!
Reel Big Fish
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