Any good band will always let you know that your fans come first. These are the people that help you become one of the biggest acts in the world and make a living off of playing music, so without them, none of it would be possible.
Fans are like family to bands, and when your family members end up in trouble, you better believe a band like Avenged Sevenfold was going to help however they could.
As the reports came in about the disgusting, senseless shooting at LGBTQ nightclub Club Q in Colorado, Avenged’s fan club the Deathbats Club had gotten word that one of their own members had been at the club that night when the shooting took place.
While the fan is thankfully OK, it rallied the band into action, quickly launching a fundraiser to help those who were affected by the shooting, taking to social media to say:
“Over the weekend, one of our Deathbats Club family members was involved in the tragedy that took place in Colorado Springs, CO and we are all very thankful that he is ok.
Unfortunately, 5 others were not and more are currently fighting for their lives in the hospital. We have set up the ETH address – 0x51738cBEc7b96635D3573942f9194b675eEf4bcd – and are taking donations through Dec 4th 12am PT.
All proceeds will go to the Club Q Shooting Response by Colorado Healing Fund in his name.
We‘ll also be sending Zacky Vengeance’s ‘BATsquiat’ 1/1 that comes with a yearly gift box featuring rare memorabilia, autographed collectibles, stage used items, and relics from the vault curated by ZV to the largest donor.”
If you would like to donate but do not have ETH, you can do so here: coloradogives.org/story/Clubq
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The leader of the Deathbats Club has also mentioned how much love and support they have gotten for people willing to chip in, saying “the outpour and support from all of you has been incredible to witness. Thank you and keep looking out for one another.”
Our hearts here at The Pit go out to everyone affected by this absolutely awful tragedy. We don’t give a shit what you look like, what you believe in or who you love. No one should ever have to go through this. Club Q was supposed to be a safe place for a community of people to come together and be themselves. As metalheads, we know exactly what that means to have a coveted safe place like a Saint Vitus or other small amazing clubs to enjoy music and be with our peers. Horns up to Avenged Sevenfold for stepping up and using their influence and reach to do good here.