Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tragic Fire Robs Scott Russo of Home & Pets
Unwritten Law frontman, Scott Russo, lost his home and pets to in a fire last week.
On the band's MySpace, this statement was made:
House of Blues San Diego will hold a benefit concert tomorrow evening featuring Grammy-nominated artists Jason Mraz and Switchfoot as well as Unwritten Law and Timmy Curran to help restore damages from the recent house fire affecting Scott Russo of San Diego band Unwritten Law.
Lead Singer Scott Russo’s Rancho Penasquitos family home caught fire on Thursday February 5, leaving an estimated $500,000 worth of uninsured damage.
“I am at a complete loss for words,” Russo says. “My entire family is now homeless, all our pets are gone and our earthly possessions have been lost. In these tough times, my family had been out of work and the financial burden was too heavy for me to afford fire insurance. The support from my friends has been overwhelming.”
An outpouring of music community support has helped create this benefit concert to raise funds for the family. Jason Mraz and Switchfoot will be performing a special acoustic set as well as full on rock performances by Unwritten Law and pro-surfer and musician Timmy Curran. House of Blues, Ticketmaster and all artists have donated their time and resources to support the cause.
Tickets for the Russo Benefit concert are $45 for general admission and $100 for balcony seats and will go on sale today, Monday, February 9 at 12pm. Ticketmaster will also hold an auction for the last remaining 100 tickets. Tickets are available via the House of Blues box office and Ticketmaster. The show is ages 21 and up. All proceeds of the concert will go to the Russo Family.
Donations for the Russo family can be made through Pay Pal or my mailing a check to the address below.
For Pay Pal donations go to https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm d=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3064788 or http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=3231403&blogID=469103892
For check or money order make donations payable to:
Platinum Financial Management, Inc. for the benefit of Scott Russo
9200 West Sunset Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90069
*By Joelle, who lists Unwritten Law in her top 5 favorite bands of all time and is really sad about the loss of his pets.