Trophy Eyes are embarking on a highly anticipated east coast tour next year, but they have just announced a last minute 2019 show in their home town of Newcastle to benefit the NSW Rural Fire Service.
In a statement posted to social media, the band revealed that a good friend of theirs, Sam Fenning, lost his home in the Nymboida fires last week.
“Last week, one of our dear friends and Newcastle music community legends, Sam Fenning, lost his home to the fires in Nymboida,” the band wrote on Facebook.
“He is currently on the search for his dog Otto who was separated from him in the peak of the fire. Sam was extremely lucky to escape with minor burns and cuts, as his Dad suffered more severe burns. But thankfully, both are alive today.”
“Unfortunately, Sams house and belongings were not insured and they have to start again with nothing at all.”
“We’ve decided to put together a special last minute hometown show to assist not only our close friend, but also our community & state as whole. As well as do our best to give a helping hand to the brave fire fighters and volunteers.”
All profits from this special show by the band will go towards helping Sam and towards the NSW Rural Fire Service, and they thanked The Cambridge Hotel – where the gig will be taking place – for setting something up so quickly.
Read the band’s full statement, and all important gig details, below.
Trophy Eyes 2019 NSW Rural Fire Service Benefit Gig
Tickets on sale now
Sunday, 15th December
The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle