Last week, Andy Mrotek — former drummer for The Academy Is...
— was attacked by multiple people and severly injured
. The aftermath of the unfortunate events left Mrotek in need of reconstructive surgery. In an effort to offset the severe medical costs Mrotek is now facing, William Beckett
has announced a special StageIt
show in which all proceeds will be donated to his friend and former bandmate's cause.
"On August 6, I will be playing a benefit show on Stageit.com in which all proceeds will be donated to Andy to help pay for his time in the hospital," reads a personal statement from Beckett. "I will be playing some of Andy’s favorite TAI songs in his honor."
Beckett will be setting up a pay-what-you-can donation scale, starting at ten cents and open to whatever maximum amount you see fit. As Beckett mentioned in his note, though, " keep in mind that this is a special benefit for Andy Mrotek and all proceeds will go towards helping him pay for his surgery."
The performance will begin at 8PM EST on August 6 and you can grab your tickets now. We wish Mrotek a speedy recovery!