Yes, you read that right. Former Death members Paul Masvidal, Shannon Hamm, Bobby Koelble, Steve DiGiorgio, Scott Clendenin, Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert will play five exclusive shows to celebrate the life of legendary Death founder Chuck Schuldiner and raise funds for Sweet Relief, a charity that helps musicians with no insurance to get the medical help and care they may need.
This once in a lifetime tour will take in five shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Orlando. Check out the teaser video below. More names and bands are expected to be announced. Whatever way you look at it this is a good cause, even if only 20% of ticket sales are going to the charity when they perhaps should be getting a bigger slice of the cake.
Since Chuck’s passing, Death’s legacy has lived on triumphantly but has been abused from time to time with shameless reissues. This however is something I can get behind.