Styx extends a hand to victims of California wild fire

Styx’s current headlining tour will bring them to the Redding Civic Auditorium in Redding, California on Aug. 19 near the origin of the massive Carr Fire, which has been called the sixth most destructive fire in state history and is still only 45 percent contained after more than a week. In response to the devastation, the band is making a donation of $5,000 to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation via their Rock To The Rescue 501(c)3 organization, which will be matched by the band themselves as well as venue out of net proceeds from the show up to $15,000.

Fans can donate funds at the show and are being encouraged to donate directly to the charity’s website. Tickets for the concert are still available at https://bit.ly/2vcwxZZ.

The Carr Fire has burned more than 163,000 acres and has destroyed over 1,000 homes and nearly 500 buildings, including barns and warehouses, since it started July 23. Over 38,000 people were forced from their homes and it has killed seven people, including two firefighters.