Motley Crue and Kiss Donate 100K to Relief Fund for Aurora Shooting Victims
When Motley Crue and Kiss pulled their two-headed rock ‘n’ roll monster simply known as ‘The Tour’ into Englewood, Colo. last night (Aug. 9), they had a lot more than music on their minds. In the wake of the tragic movie theater shootings, the two bands announced their plans to donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund. The bands hope that the money not only aids victims, but inspires others to support the cause.
Aurora, Colo. became infamous overnight when a midnight showing of the new Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ turned into a shooting rampage when a gunman entered the dark theater and opened fire on the audience. Twelve lives were taken and many more victims were left injured.
“Following the heartbreaking news of the senseless shootings in Colorado we wanted to do something to help the families and victims,” explained Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx. “We bonded together with our tour partners and friends Kiss to donate money, but we also hope it inspires others to do the same, no matter how big or small.”
Paul Stanley of Kiss also weighed in, saying, “The terror these innocent victims of the Aurora massacre must have experienced and the profound loss their families now face is unimaginable. We hope that our small gesture helps inspire others to band together in compassion and financial support for all involved in this unspeakable tragedy.”
The Aurora Victim Relief Fund was set up after the shootings by the state’s Governor John Hickenlooper with the local Community First Foundation and aims to serve as a fund to help the victims and their family members with both immediate and long-term support.
‘The Tour,’ featuring Motley Crue and Poison, continues to cross the country wrapping up at the end of September in Hartford, Conn.