When it comes to honoring a friend’s memory, the 100 Monkeys do not monkey around.
On April 24th, the band (which features Twilight star Jackson Rathbone) will host a series of concerts in Dallas to raise money for researching adrenal cancer, the disease that took the life of their good friend, Spencer Bell, in 2006. They will play an all ages concert in the afternoon and an 18+ evening show at Trees in Dallas.
“Spencer was very creative, and when he got into a song or project or idea it would start to take on its own momentum,” recalls band member Ben Johnson. “He would become very focused and it was inspiring to me and other people around him.”
The shows, part of the Spencer Bell Legacy Project, will feature Spencer Bell staples The Stevedores, Drew and the Medicinal Pen, and Tin Tin Can, along with new bands, The Kissing Club and Evro.
Plus, the Monkeys will give fans a chance to win special prizes (including a raffle), along with once-in-a-lifetime meetings with them and all the other bands in attendance.
The tickets for the special shows will be offered online at a special presale price, and winners for the prizes need not be present to win.
An online auction will also take place in February for an interview with the bands, a dinner with them, and a private meet-and-greet in a special VIP area. The auctions will go live on February 22nd and run through March 5th, 2010, so go wild with your bids — it’s fun and charitable!
Fans can also participate in contests for the Spencer Bell Legacy Project by designing a music video for the song “Lonesome Ballad of Lonesome Boy” or entering a t-shirt design contest (calling creative types!). The song can be found at www.spencerbellmemorial.com. The Spencer Bell Legacy will produce the winning t-shirt design and the music video will be played at the concert and on the SBL’s website.
All the information on the auctions, raffles, tickets, and other great links and information can be found at www.asccnow.com.