Zakk Wylde's band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are in talks to appear at DISTURBED's Feb. 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom to benefit the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund, according to Launch Radio Networks. Also set to appear on the bill are ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL and SOIL. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 8, for $37.50 each.

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently told Launch what went into planning the benefit concert. "It was important for us, even though we are in the middle of making our new record, to do something for the family of the individual who did so much for us," he said. "I mentioned it to the other guys and they were all in and the phone calls started that day. I started calling everybody I know, seeing who would want to be involved. And little by little, the responses started trickling in and we solidified a lot of those commitments at the actual funeral."

Draiman added that the idea for the benefit concert — which will help cover bereavement costs for the family of DAMAGEPLAN security guard Jeffery "Mayhem" Thompson and medical expenses for DAMAGEPLAN crew members John "Kat" Brooks and Chris Paluska — started with the Internet. The singer was disturbed when he saw items allegedly once belonging to Dimebag Darrell surfacing for sale by opportunistic people on the Internet, and decided to do something positive to benefit the DAMAGEPLAN family.


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