GENE HOGLAN Says ‘Death To All’ Is ‘Great Way To Pay Tribute’ To CHUCK SCHULDINER

Sick Drummer Magazine and Perseverance Holdings Ltd. have announced the “Death To All Tour 2012” in benefit of Sweet Relief. This five-city tour will feature a majority of DEATH‘s amazing musicians, as well as special guests. This tour is to celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as to raise awareness of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund — a charity that provides financial assistance to career musicians faced with illness, disability or age-related problems.

This tour will kick off in San Francisco, California and work its way to Orlando, Florida — stopping in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York along the way.

The drums will be handled by Gene Hoglan (“Individual Thought Patterns”, “Symbolic”) and Sean Reinert (“Human”). On bass will be Steve DiGiorgio (“Human”, “Individual Thought Patterns”) and Scott Clendenin (“The Sound Of Perseverance”). Guitar duties will be shared by Paul Masvidal (“Human”), Shannon Hamm (“The Sound of Perseverance”) and Bobby Koelble (“Symbolic”).

Commented Hoglan: “I am fully stoked to be a part of this landmark metal event! ‘Death To All’ promises to be the highlight of the summer and for me, getting to play with my old friends Steve DiGiorgio and Bobby Koeble, as well as seeing the mighty Sean Reinert and Paul Masvidal ripping it up, as well as the boatload of surprises I’m sure will be in store is more than enough to have me chomping at the bit to kick this thing off. What a great way to pay tribute to the man who brought all of us together, Mr. Chuck Schuldiner. And, it’s hopefully bringing a spotlight to an amazing cause, Check it out. It’s a good thing. And ‘Death To All’? It’s gonna be a great thing.”

The dates are as follows:

June 22 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
June 23 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
June 26 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
June 28 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
June 30 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL

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Chuck died on December 13, 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor.