KISS Drummer Eric Singer To Be Featured At Two Hurricane Katrina Benefits In Indianapolis

September 19, 2005, 13 years ago

news rock hard kiss and have issued the following report from Keith Leroux:

"I am proud to announce that we will be having two benefit shows in Indianapolis, Indiana featuring KISS drummer Eric Singer.

Singer, currently on tour with ALICE COOPER, will be joined by fellow Cooper band mates Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson, and Chuck Garric at both shows.

I had spoken with Eric right after the hurricane and Eric, Ryan, Damon and Chuck immediately agreed to play the benefit shows for free! 100% of all ticket sales will go directly to the Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief fund.

The band will be performing 70's classics including covers of KISS, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, THIN LIZZY, T-REX, CHEAP TRICK and others at both shows!

The first show is for all ages and will take place Friday, October 14th from 7 PM - Midnight (or later) at the Holiday Inn - 5120 Victory Dr. on the southeast side of INDY at 465 & Emerson. If you need a room call the hotel at 317-783-7751. Singer and Friends will perform at 9 PM. All band members will be available for autographs and photos. Tickets for this show are $20.00.

The second show will be for ages 21 and over and will take place Saturday, October 15th from 5 PM - 8 PM at Birdy's Bar & Grill - 2131 E. 71st St. on the north side of INDY at 71st and Keystone. Tickets for this show are $15.00.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale next week at or by calling 317-595-1108.

Come have a great time and help a great cause!

A huge thank you to everyone involved so far!! Eric, Ryan, Damon and Chuck are playing both shows for free! Ace Cosby from Q95 WFBQ is donating his time and promoting the event. The Holiday Inn is donating the ballroom. Birdy's is donating their club. The Holiday Inn in Fishers is donating hotel rooms. Smith Sound is donating the sound system for Friday's event. is donating the cost of the postcards and postage. is donating money for backline and instrument rentals. is donating the money to cover the van rental and gas for the 3 days!! is donating the cost of printing the tickets."

In related news, Eric Singer has answered the following questions for BW&BK;:

Q: How are you?

A: "I'm good, have a week off finally!! :-) then back out with Coop til' the end of November."

Q: How are things going with Cooper?

A: "A long tour this year! Shows have been good."

Q: Did you play the Honda fest with KISS? If so, how was that?

A: "Yes, it was good to play some KISS songs after 13 months. And Paul was in super shape considering his past hip surgeries. You would never had known..."

Q: Any news you'd like to report? You doing anything outside of Cooper or KISS?

A: "Doing two benefit shows in Indianapolis area October 15 - 16th for Hurricane Katrina victims. Please go to for info."

Q: Are you going to tour with KISS or Cooper next year? or both?

A: "I think Alice has some dates already in the works for next year. KISS??"

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