We at SFX (Clear Channel Entertainment) are deeply saddened by Tuesday's tragedies that took place in New York, Boston, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Americans, especially to those who have lost loved ones to these senseless acts of terror. Clear Channel Entertainment extends its heartfelt commitment to the unity of our nation and is encouraging its employees and the public to participate in any local relief blood drives or recovery efforts.
In support of the President's wishes that the country return to its normal routine following Tuesday's tragedies, the Lynyrd Skynyrd and Backstreet Boys performances tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina and Toronto, Ontario, respectively, will be held as originally scheduled. The bands also announced that in honor of the victims and families affected by the tragedies, each group will donate at least $10,000 of tonight's ticket sales to help kick-off the ClearChannel.com Relief Fund, a newly established fund created by Clear Channel Worldwide. The ClearChannel.com Relief Fund will be accessible to anyone wishing to make any size donation by visiting ClearChannel.Com or mailing a donation to: ClearChannel.com Relief Fund, PO Box 659512, San Antonio, TX, 78265. The fund will benefit the American Red Cross and appropriate New York and Washington, DC Police and Firemen's funds.