Three Days Grace will play three shows on three consecutive nights in the band's hometown of Peterborough, Ontario next month, billed as the "Three Days of Giving." According to Loudwire, each night's proceeds will go to a different charity. The shows are scheduled for December 11th, 12th and 13th and will be the first hometown gigs by the quartet in five years. The first night's proceeds will go to the James Fund, which provides support for families in Canada and other countries living with neuroblastoma, the most common form of cancer in infants and young toddlers.
Bassist Brad Walst's son was diagnosed with a neoroblastome tumor when he was 18 months old. Walst told us about his family's experience with the disease and the James Fund: "We had to battle it by surgery. So we did one surgery and then it happened to come back. We did exactly the same surgery to get rid of a tumor in his back, which is in the middle of his spine, I guess. Now we're involved with this foundation that's actually half an hour from our house, that we just stumbled upon, and it's a great thing. It helps families deal with neuroblastoma and it's a pretty amazing place."
- Walst said that although there is still a tumor in his son's back, it is not dangerous and the six-year-old boy has now been healthy for three years.
- Walst took part in the James Fund's walk-run fundraiser for neuroblastoma research last month.
- The second night, December 12th, will aid Road Recovery, an organization that helps young people battle addiction issues, while the third and final night, December 13th, will benefit The Herbie Fund, which brings children from around the world to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children for life-saving or life-altering surgeries that may not be available in their home countries.
- My Darkest Days, which features Brad Walst's brother Matt on lead vocals, will open all three shows.
- Three Days Grace recently released its fourth album, Transit Of Venus, which debuted at Number Five on the Billboard chart. The first single, "Chalk Outline," has just logged its 10th straight week at the top of the Active Rock radio chart.
CHECK IT OUT: Find out more about neuroblastoma at http://tinyurl.com/ct7qfb9 and more about the James Fund at www.jamesfund.com
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