Kiss and Mötley Crüe continue to show their generosity toward U.S. military personnel and veterans as they travel across the country on their joint trek, known simply as The Tour. At their concert Tuesday in Nashville, the two bands announced that they will donate $50,000 to the Operation Homefront organization, which helps provide financial assistance to U.S. service members and their families dealing with urgent needs such as food, housing, transportation and childcare.
At the show, Kiss and the Crüe presented a check to country star and major Operation Homefront supporter Tim McGraw, who accepted the money on the charity’s behalf.
Kiss’ Paul Stanley said in a statement, “The freedom we all enjoy and may take for granted is only made possible by the brave servicemen and women who chose to put themselves in harm’s way to protect this great country. Tim’s work for Operation Homefront…is a great example of how those in our position can show our appreciation while also urging all Americans to contribute on whatever level they can.”
Added Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, “We wanted to give back to the servicemen in need. They are the ones who bravely go out to defend our freedom so the least we can do is support them & their families when they return.”
In other Kiss and Mötley Crüe news, the rockers were forced to postpone their concert on Wednesday, September 5, in Clarkston, Michigan, after the truck transporting their pyrotechnic equipment overturned en route to the gig. No one was injured in the accident, although, according to a message from the bands, the gear was spilled “all along the freeway.” The show now is scheduled to take place the following night.
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