As many know, the East Coast was devastated several weeks ago by Hurricane Sandy. While those not in the area might have looked at pictures and moved on, the devastation is far from over. There are still many in Long Island that don’t have power two weeks later, and countless people on Staten Island and New Jersey lost everything. Long Island’s Vision of Disorder, who were slated to headline Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24, are now headlining what is now a Red Cross benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims. Metal Insider, along with Candlelight Records, Earsplit PR and The Music Hall of Williamsburg, are proud to be a sponsors of the awesomely-named “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.” All proceeds from the show, which will also feature Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide and Swarm of Arrows, will go to the Red Cross. Vision of Disorder had the following to say about the event:
“Our hearts go out to those severely affected by this tragic incident. Being from Long Island, Hurricane Sandy has (quite literally) hit home for us. The music scene in Long Island, The New York metro area and New Jersey have been so supportive to VOD over the years that we felt donating the proceeds from the Brooklyn show was a no-brainer. We are proud to announce that the opening acts (Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows) have also agreed to donate their proceeds. We hope that this small gesture can add to the ongoing efforts and help rebuild these traumatized areas. We look forward to seeing you all on Nov 24th to support this cause.”
In addition to the money, show attendees are being asked to bring canned/nonperishable food items, batteries, toilet paper, and other items to the show. Those will be donated to area shelters and food banks, and there will be donation bins outside the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey.
If you’re in the New York area and like hardcore, you were probably already attending this show anyway. Now you have another reason to. If you’re not in the area, you can still donate to the Red Cross via the Picking Up Change Firstgiving link.
To get tickets to this show, go here.