Primus & Members Of Tool Announce Benefit Concert For Director, Etc. Jimmy Hayward


Several high profile musicians will be taking to the stage next month as part of a benefit concert for director, screenwriter, etc. Jimmy Hayward (‘Jonah Hex‘, ‘Toy Story‘). Hayward has been battling cancer in recent years and is in need of financial aid after undergoing several surgeries to combat the disease.

Multi-platinum alternative metal oddities Primus will be leading the charge at that benefit concert, which will be held April 17th at The Belasco in Los Angeles, CA. Several special guests will be taking to the stage amid Primus‘ set that night, including Tool drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor.

Primus vocalist/bassist Les Claypool commented of the situation:

“Every now and again cancer steps into our world and pulverizes the lives of people that are dear to us. Such a thing happened a while back with our good friend Jimmy Hayward. Over the past couple years Jimmy has undergone many major surgeries to remove then reconstruct major damage from a cancer that invaded his bones. With a wife and two very young children at hand, Jimmy has shown incredible courage and tenacity in an unbelievably challenging time.

It is at this time that we in Primus and some of Jimmy‘s good friends in the music/entertainment world have decided to give a “brother a hand”, and do a live performance in his honor and for the benefit of his family. Please come down and witness a one time collaboration music event in celebration of our good friend.”

Tickets for the event will be made available tomorrow, Friday, March 24th at 10:00am PDT.

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