The Rollins Band Plan WM3 Benefit Tour.

05-21-03 antiGUY
Henry Rollins is stepping up his effort to help the West Memphis Three with a benefit tour this Spring.  Rollings has been a long supporter in the decade long effort to help the three young men who were convicted of murdering three children in Arkansas. Many believe that the three young men were singled out because of their love for heavy metal and people worldwide were outraged with the convictions after they watched the HBO documentary of the case and trial where it appeared that the three were wrongly convicted of the murders simply because of their taste in music and dress. 

"Due process was not served," Rollins told Rolling Stone. "I think these guys are flat-out innocent and they got screwed. So it's up to me and anybody like me to look at our legal system and go, 'There's human beings involved, so mistakes can be made.' I'm not pointing my finger; it's just that the system needs help. The courts just want cases solved. They say a jury of their peers found them guilty. Sadly, we must take a closer look at this stuff."

The Rollins Band will perform some of the Black Flag songs that were featured on “Rise Above,” a benefit CD released last year that included covers by artists like Hank Williams III, Iggy Pop, Lemmy Kilmister, Mike Patton, Ice T, Chuck D and Tom Araya. 

Proceeds for the tour will be donated to the WM3 defense fund.  

Rollins Band WM3 Benefit Tour:

6/1 - Tempe, AZ, Marquee
6/3 - Fort Worth, TX, The Ridglea
6/4 - Memphis, TN - The New Daisy
6/5 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
6/6 - Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
6/7 - Boynton Beach, FL - The Ovation
6/9 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
6/11 - Charlotte, NC - The Tremont
6/12 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
6/13 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
6/14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
6/15 - Boston, MA - The Axis
6/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
6/18 - Cleveland, OH - Odeon
6/19 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
6/20 - Detroit, Mich - Harpo's
6/21 - Chicago, Il - Vic Theater
6/22 - Milwaukee, Wisc - Eagles Club
6/24 - Minneapolis, Mn - First Avenue
6/26 - Denver, Co - Ogden Theater

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