P.O.D., Dredg and members of Anthrax, Atreyu, and Papa Roach To Play One Love for Deftones Chi
P.O.D., Dredg, Brian 'HEAD" Welch along with members of Anthrax, Atreyu, and Papa Roach just some of the artists scheduled to take the stage.
Since November 2008, bassist of modern rock pioneers DEFTONES, Chi Cheng, has remained hospitalized in what doctors have called a "minimally conscious" state. Since the accident, the One Love for Chi organization has banded together to help raise funds to meet the growing costs of Cheng's medical bills. Rooted in a network of musicians all closely connected with Chi throughout his prolific career, this second annual benefit pulls together some of music's biggest names, all to perform 'reach-out-and-touch-em' intimate performances, all in Cheng's name.
In 2010, One Love for Chi held the first benefit at Slidebar during NAMM weekend and created a truly memorable event. Members of Korn, Suicide Silence, Dream Theater, Guns N' Roses, Megadeth, Atreyu, and Cypress Hill were just some of the star-studded attendees who all participated in impromptu performances in a truly intimate venue. Part industry event, part concert, all celebration, the event proved a sweeping success and has become the catalyst for an annual event dedicated to the ongoing recovery of Chi Cheng.
Gearing up for the 2011 installment of the benefit, the bigger and better two-night engagement will feature performances from P.O.D., Dredg, Brian "HEAD' Welch, Imani of The Pharcyde, Philm (featuring Dave Lombardo of SLAYER), The Accident Experiment, Southtown Generals, Eyes Set To Kill, Anew Revolution, and will be capped off by an all-star jam session featuring members of Anthrax, Atreyu, Papa Roach, Lit, Shinedown, and many more in attendance. The organic collaboration remains rooted in a sincere love for Chi Cheng and a genuine desire to do something to aid in his recovery.
A night of friends connected through music – everyone, both public and industry are invited to join in the festivities. To gain access into the venue to see the performances however, ONELOVEFORCHI.com is hosting an online auction via EBAY, with ALL proceeds going directly to Chi's recovery. Packages of two (2) and four (4) tickets will be available.