Are you a big fan of the big 4, but want to see one of them in a small venue? If you’re an NYC metal fan, September 16th might be your lucky day. It’s taken just over five years, but Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar will get their first-ever Big 4 band to grace their stage. Fittingly, it’s New York’s own Anthrax, who will be playing the Greenpoint, metal venue on Friday, September 16th. Tickets, priced at $50, will go on sale this Friday (19) and benefit Gilda’s Club NYC in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is in October. Kyng will open the show, which Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna says is “the most intimate show we’ve played since the early ’80s.”
All of the proceeds from the show at the 250-person venue will go to the foundation, which is named for Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner, who died from cancer in 1989. All those that purchase tickets will also get a limited edition shirt from Jakprints. One of the reasons the band chose to play the show was that Charlie Benante’s mother, Bernadette “Tina” Benante, who’s also Frank Bello’s grandmother, died from cancer in 2012. Bello commented in a press release:
“Cancer took away one of the most important people in my life,” said Bello. “I was at the hospital wheeling my grandmother to chemo and it was just brutal. Anything that we can do to not make people go through that hell is something we want to be involved with.”
Anthrax’s Scott Ian spoke out in support of Gilda’s Club NYC, whose mission is to support, educate and empower cancer survivors”
No one should face cancer alone. The vital support they give to cancer patients and their families is truly a noble cause and we are honored to be able to help.”
SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin will host the show, and when tickets go on sale on Friday, you’ll be able to pick them up here.