On MySpace, I got the announcement from the band (concerning their charity event in Chicago) and I was just so proud that the guys were doing this.
I've heard they had 9 seats left at each band member's table. Even if those are the only seats:
9 x 5 x ($185) which is what I heard a ticket cost, is $8325 to The Food Bank fund -and you know they'd do more than that. So I'd guess we're talking at least $10,000 to help the needy.
Today was a great day to be proud to be a Queensryche fan!
I am seeing them next month in San Diego, and then Hollywood, and Anaheim (Disneyland - literally).
So here's a copy of what Queensryche posted to their friends on MySpace:
Want to be a part of a guaranteed meet and greet with the band in Chicago to help charity?
If so, buy tickets to our Queensryche Meet & Greet Charity Brunch!
Saturday, February 2nd ? 12 noon - Chicago
Ruth?s Chris Steakhouse Banquet Room
Every cent of the net proceeds from this charity brunch will be donated in full to a food bank ? Queensryche is collecting no profit on this brunch.
Seating is extremely limited and is going quickly! Everyone at the brunch will have time to spend with the band. We are selling:
9 Tickets at the Geoff Tate Table
9 Tickets at the Eddie Jackson Table
9 Tickets at the Michael Wilton Table
9 Tickets at the Scott Rockenfield Table
9 Tickets at the Mike Stone Table
55 Tickets at nearby dining tables
Each ticket includes a Queensryche memento & goodies.
Bacon & Sausage
House made Granola Served with Yogurt
Breakfast Pastries, Breads & Jams
French Toast with Maple Syrup
Gourmet Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee and a selection of Teas
Click to Buy now!: https://www.queensryche.com/shop/
And while you're there - come check out our shows at the House of Blues on Feb. 1st and 2nd!
Click here to buy tickets: http://www.queensryche.com/tour/index.html
Can't wait to see you there!
How cool is that. I'm not certain, but it sounds totally tax deductable, too. The restaurant would write off the food as a donation, Queensryche would collect our fan-donations, and turn in like $10,000 to the Food Bank, and wow!
I'm very impressed.
A progressive band being progressive. Who'd have thought?
REALLY REALLY REALLY Proud to be a Queensryche fan!