Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Circle Of Hope in Philadelphia (venue address & start time posted soon)…
PIERCE FAMILY BENEFIT CONCERT
A bit of info: Jeannie Pierce was diagnosed with stage 3 Brain Cancer on May 2nd, 2006. She has had three brain surgeries thus far and has limited use of the left side of her body. Long time Huntingtons fans will recognize the name Jeannie from the song Jeannie Hates The Ramones. Jeannie is the wife of original Huntingtons drummer, Mike Pierce (aka Mikee Huntington). To show our love and support for Mikee and to raise money to help his family during this most difficult of times, we have decided to get the old lineup back together for a big concert. We have asked several bands who we shared the mid 90’s scene around here with to reunite and take part in this concert as well. Basically, get ALL the old gang back together. Healing is best done in the company of family and, in many ways, we’re all family.
REUNITING FOR THE SHOW:
Huntingtons – classic lineup of Mikey, Cliffy & Mikee joined by longtime newbie Josh Blackway (aka Jonny)
Tantrum Of The Muse
+ 2 more unconfirmed reunions (updated upon confirmation)
Tickets will be just $10.00, donations will also be accepted during the show. 100% of monies brought in from the door, donations and Huntingtons/Main Line Riders merchandise sales during the concert will go directly to the Pierce family.
Mikee’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org…paypal donations can also be sent to that email address. Drop him and Jeannie a line, send them some cash, lift them up in prayer…we all appreciate it very much.
To coincide with the concert, the band is doing a new album of sorts. All 8 songs from the long out of print Split cd we did with Darlington (mastered properly for the first time ever!), two songs from the Get Lost/Plastic Surgery sessions that didn’t make either album, Babysitter from the You’re Not Right 7 inch and two brand new songs (to be recorded on March 26, 2009 at Clay Creek…that’s where most of our albums were recorded at) will be the composition of this new album. This new album will be entitled Punk Sounds and will be available on Amazon.com as a digital only release. We will also have the album available as a paypal purchase release via download codes right here on our myspace page. Just as it is with the concert, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this album will be going directly to the Pierce family.
We hope you will join us in lifting up our brother and friend, as well as his beautiful wife and children.
NOTE: Advanced tickets for those traveling 100 miles or more will be available for purchase in April or May