LIVE's Ed Kowalczyk and SECOND COMING have been confirmed for the eighth annual Layne Staley Tribute & Benefit Concert, set to take place on August 22, 2009 at Showbox Market in Seattle Washington.Every year in mid-August, Layne Staley Fund celebrates Layne's birthday by putting on its annual tribute and benefit concert. The tribute team takes extra care to create a close, personal experience that shares its love of Layne and its message of hope to everyone by having special guests and surprises throughout the evening. Raffles, a silent auction, and the merchandise booth debut the official Layne Staley Fund tribute poster, t-shirt and calendar designed especially for the tribute year. Proceeds from the tribute, merchandise sales, raffles, and donations go toward funding heroin recovery in the Seattle music community. Donations made to Layne Staley Fund during the months of May, June, July, and August will go directly to bringing the headlining bands to the eighth annual tribute. Donations can be made on here or mailed to: Layne Staley Fund
P.O. Box 40531
Bellevue, WA 98015 On what would have been his 42nd birthday, Layne Staley's family, friends and fans will come together to celebrate the life of the former ALICE IN CHAINS lead singer, who died of heroin addiction in 2002. The mission of Layne Staley Fund is to provide hope, awareness, education, support and treatment funds for heroin recovery in the Seattle music community. Proceeds raised at each year's tribute are donated to Therapeutic Health Services, Seattle, Layne Staley Memorial Fund, an endowment which now stands at $85,000. For more information, go to this location.