Unite the United Auction to Raise Funds for Late Suicide Silence Singer’s Daughter
One of the more tragic deaths of the year occurred on Halloween night when Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker perished in a motorcycle accident, leaving behind a wife and young daughter. The rock community has rallied around the Lucker family and the Unite the United charitable organization is the latest to help out.
Unite the United was started by Warped and Mayhem Tour founders Kevin Lyman and John Reese, and they've decided to hold an auction with all the proceeds going to benefit young Kenadee Lucker, the singer's daughter.
Lyman and Reese said in a statement:
We are all in shock about the sudden and tragic death of Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence. Although the world and our lives will move on, he leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Kenadee, who will need the support that he promised her, and sadly will not be able to fulfill.
With that said, we feel his music family from the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival can step up to help in the best way we can and that is to dedicate our winter charity auction proceeds to a trust fund for her future education and care. Please show your support by checking our auction frequently for new items and bidding generously. Thank you.
The Unite the United Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund auction will run from this Friday (Nov. 23) at 9AM PT through Monday, Dec. 3, at 3PM PT at this location. Some of the items on the auction block include:
* a trip for two to London for the 2013 UK Vans Warped Tour.
* a three-day, all-access ride-along on Kevin Lyman's tour bus for the 2013 North American Warped Tour
* one ESP LTD JH 600 guitar autographed by Slipknot
* one ESP LTD TA Tom Araya bass guitar autographed by Slayer
* a one of a kind drumhead hand-painted by Suicide Silence drummer Alex Lopez and autographed by the band
* an autographed Mitch Lucker poster with the photo taken during the 2011 Rockstar Mayhem Festival.
* Plus many autographed items from Slipknot, Slayer, Godsmack, Megadeth, Motorhead, Unearth, Machine Head, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me the Horizon and more.
Fans can also donate directly to the Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund at the Suicide Silence website.