Helix to play benefit concert for drummer Greg “Fritz” Hinz in London, ON, Canada on Jan. 18th
Helix will be playing a now very rare gig on Canadian soil during the winter since long-time frontman Brian Vollmer usually spends his winters as a “snowbird” in Florida, USA. However, with Helix drummer Greg “Fritz” Hinz having suffered multiple injuries including a fractured skull due to a fall from the roof of his home a week ago (on November 12th), Helix will be playing a special benefit concert at Eastside Bar & Grill in London, Ontario, Canada on January 18, 2019 to help their bandmate in need.
The following message was posted on Helix frontman Brian Vollmer‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“Thank you to everyone who has donated money to Fritz‘s GO FUND ME campaign! Everyone will be happy to know that he’s now out of the coma and has had his breathing tubes removed. He still has a long recovery and the money raised through this campaign will help pay his bills when he finally is 100 % together memory wise so he doesn’t have the added burden of stress. He’s a little bit muddled now (which is common with brain injuries). For instance, when asked about his accident he replied, “We’re playing the Brass Monkey tonight!” Always a trooper-gotta love the guy.
We’re also putting together a benefit concert at The Eastsides on January 18th. I’m getting tickets/posters designed as we speak. In the next few days I’ll be announcing who the back up band(s) are. Because I’m leaving for Florida next week (for four months) I’m going to have to distribute the tickets/posters before I go. Obviously I’ll be flying back home for this gig. Tickets will be $25/advance and $30@the door. Please don’t contact me about tickets until then, although if you are a friend of the band and think you can sell some for us, please contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you and God Bless.”
Back in September 2015, Helix played a benefit concert in London, Ontario, Canada to assist their bassist Daryl Gray who underwent open heart bypass surgery.
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