Philadelphia, PA (May 4, 2005)–Eighties hair metal band, Twisted Sister, will play a benefit for its former sound engineer Charlie Barrecca in July. Billed as “A Night for Charlie: A Really Sick Mutha******,” proceeds for the evening will go towards a liver transplant for Barrecca. The show will be held July 15 at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory; tickets $30 in advance, $35 day of show, are available through Ticketmaster. Opening for the gig are Blazed and The Sound of Urchin.
The gig will mark Twisted Sister’s first Philly show in two decades, when it played the Spectrum. The band still has a presence in the area, however, as frontman Dee Snider is an evening DJ on 93.3 WMMR. Snider told the Philadelphia Daily News not to expect the band to reinvent itself. “We know it’s an oldies show, man, and we’re looking forward to it,” he said.