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THE CHARLIE DANIELS & FRIENDS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT RAISED FUNDS FOR UPCOMING KIDS SHOPPING DAY, DEC 17TH

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GARTH BROOKS MADE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
IN HONOR OF HIS LATE BUS DRIVER JIM PAYNE
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Christmas4Kids_logo_lrgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 5, 2013) – Award-winning music Icon Charlie Daniels, who hosts the annual Charlie Daniels & Friends benefit concert for Christmas for Kids, was thrilled to help raise more than enough funds for the upcoming kids shopping day, December 17th.   The money generated by the concert is used to give over 400 Nashville area children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion at the Hendersonville Wal-Mart.

Fellow artists Justin Moore, Sawyer Brown, Phil Vassar, and Rodney Atkins joined Daniels for his annual concert, which takes place at the Ryman Auditorium and was SOLD OUT.  During that show, Garth Brooks made a special video announcement [ watch | download ] in support of his longtime friend and bus driver Jim Payne, how passed away earlier this year.  Jim and his wife Carla have served on the Board of Directors of Christmas for Kids for many years.

“For me, especially, Christmas for Kids is always about Jim Payne. Jim and Carla are just so sweet people that believe in this effort so so much, so tonight we would like to announce that we are starting the Jim and Carla Payne Foundation for Christmas for Kids,” says Garth Brooks.  “We are going to make sure these kids have a Christmas long after, well unfortunately Jim, we are going make sure that this thing lives forever. It’s gonna live past me and it’s gonna live past all of you.  We are going to make sure of it.  Christmas for Kids can’t thank you guys enough. Thanks for what you are doing for the kids because the true meaning of Christmas is making sure every kid has enough.”

Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree.

“Big hats off and a big thanks to Charlie Daniels, I love you pal.  Can’t thank you enough for doing this for the kids,” adds Brooks.

The special day for those children that participate in Christmas for Kids consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, dinner, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Hendersonville Expo Center. To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee, Wal-Mart, where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00 to spend on anything they want!

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MEGADETH TO SUPPORT TORNADO VICTIMS IN OKLAHOMA CITY WITH JULY 16 GIGANTOUR STOP

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GIGANTOUR HOSTS ALL-STAR SOFTBALL BENEFIT JULY 15 FEATURING FESTIVAL & LOCAL CELEBRITIES

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Oklahoma City, OK (June 24, 2013) – Multi-platinum metal rocker Dave Mustaine, founder of  Megadeth,  announced today that their July 16th GIGANTOUR appearance at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre will be a benefit to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the heart of Oklahoma in May.  Megadeth will donate their proceeds from this GIGANTOUR festival date to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

“Many amazing bands have come forward to aid Oklahomans since the May tornadoes came and tore apart their homes and lives,” said Megadeth founder and front man Dave Mustaine. “Now it’s time for Heavy Metal to give to this community!”

The concert on Tuesday, July 16 is not the only effort to benefit disaster victims while Mustaine and tour visit Oklahoma.  On Monday, July 15th the ASA Hall of Fame Complex will host an All-Star softball game featuring Megadeth and other GIGANTOUR band members, plus local celebrities and more to be announced.  100% of the net proceeds will also benefit Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  The ASA Hall of Fame Stadium is located at 2801 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK and has generously donated the field for the fun, entertaining event.  Patrons are asked to make a minimum $5.00 donation to come see some heavy metal and local celebrities have fun on the softball field.

OKC GIGANTOUR EVENT:
GIGANTOUR – MEGADETH, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newstead, Death Division
JULY 16, 2013 – Gates Open at 3PM – OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
$25 GA Lawn Seats or VIP Tix Available – MEGADETH proceeds Benefit Disaster Relief
Purchase Tickets: Buy For Less Stores OKC, Reasor’s Stores Tulsa, 866-977-6849, www.thezooamp.com

GIGANTOUR kicks off July 3rd on the East Coast, where the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Mustaine returns, with an incredible new multi-artist bill featuring metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.  Two New York City GIGANTOUR appearances August 6 & 7 were also announced last week.

Super Collider, the current album title cut from iconic metal rockers Megadeth, scored its second week at #1 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Chart last week.  Early supporters of the record include Rockline, SiriusXM’s SixxSense, Liquid Metal & Boneyard channels, Music Choice, syndicated broadcasters Eddie Trunk & Hangar 18, and Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio.

Megadeth, a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earned 11 Grammy® nominations has now added Top 6 Billboard album to their recent list of accomplishments.Super Collider debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart making this their highest debut since their multi-platinum albums Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia. Megadeth also debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart.

GIGANTOUR TOUR DATES
WED 7/3/13 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
FRI 7/5/13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
SAT 7/6/13 Canadaigua, NY Marvin Sands PAC
MON 7/8/13 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
TUE 7/9/13 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
WED 7/10/13 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
FRI 7/12/13 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
SAT 7/13/13 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
SUN 7/14/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
TUE 7/16/13 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
THU 7/18/13 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
FRI 7/19/13 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
SAT 7/20/13 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
MON 7/22/13 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
TUE 7/23/13 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
THU 7/25/13 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral
FRI 7/26/13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
SAT 7/27/13 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
MON 7/29/13 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Entertainment Center
TUE 7/30/13 Everett, WA Comcast Arena
THU 8/1/13 West Valley City, UT (SLC) Maverik Center
FRI 8/2/13 Broomfield, CO (Denver) 1st Bank Center
SUN 8/4/13 Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
TUE 8/6/13 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
WED 8/7/13 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
FRI 8/9/13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
SAT 8/10/13 Montreal, Quebec Heavy MTL 2013
SUN 8/11/13 Toronto, Ontario Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

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ABOUT REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma provides help to victims from their food pantry in Moore, OK serving over 200 families daily, donating food boxes and care packages to disaster agencies and volunteers that continue clean-up and rebuilding efforts.  For more info, call 405-972-1111 or visitwww.regionalfoodbank.org

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