KITTIE will make their first hometown appearance in three years at a June 20 show planned to lend support to the family of Neil Wolfe, father of local musician Justin Wolfe of the band ACACIA and Gregg Wolfe of the band DAM 13, who has been struggling with cancer for several years.
"Over the years of playing in ACACIA, we have met a lot of friends and caring people who want to help out as much as they can with my situation," said Justin Wolfe. "So it was only fitting to put on this show. It was more or less meant to be a gift, from KITTIE and all the bands that we have played with and friends, to the family."
As longtime friends of ACACIA, KITTIE felt compelled to take part in the show. "We feel that it is our place to at least try and reach out to help those who are near and dear to us," said KITTIE guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander. "Compassion is the one of the greatest feelings anyone can have, and if this contribution helps the Wolfe family in any way, it will make all of us feel like we accomplished something."
ACACIA and DAM 13, which features Justin's brother Gregg, will also play. The all-ages show will be held at Call The Office in downtown London. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Wolfe family's medical bills.
KITTIE will head to Mexico for the first time in late June and will also play a handful of dates on the East Coast, including Hellfest, a three-day metal and hardcore extravaganza in Syracuse, N.Y., featuring 99 bands.
Upcoming KITTIE tour dates:
Jun. 20 - Call The Office - London Ontario, CAN (w/ ACACIA, DAM 13)
Jun. 28 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
Jun. 29 – TBA - Monterrey, Mexico
Jul. 02 – Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Jul. 03 – Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Jul. 04 - Hellfest New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY
Jul. 05 – L'Amour - Brooklyn, NY