Guns N’ Roses are to give a portion of the money earned from their debut Hawaii show to the Andy Irons Foundation. According to Billboard, the rockers are set to play Aloha Stadium on Dec. 8th for their ongoing Not In This Lifetime tour.
The Andy Irons Foundation is a charity set up to honour of the late surfing legend of the same name. Irons was born in Hawaii and went on to bg three world titles in the sport between 2002-2004.
When Irons died in November of 2010, his partner Lyndie Irons set up the foundation to promote awareness and develop programs for young people with mental health issues, in drug recovery, as well as learning disabilities.
In a press release Lyndie Irons said,
“It is such an honor to partner with Guns N’ Roses for their first ever show in Hawaii. As Andy sought solace through music, my goal with the Andy Irons Foundation is to offer hope and vital programs for young people struggling with mental illness, drug abuse, and learning disabilities. I am truly grateful for such an amazing experience with one of Andy’s all-time favorite bands.”
Andy Irons was also a passionate music fan. The Surfer and his wife Lyndie’s son Axel was named in honor of Axl Rose. The boy will turn eight years old on the day of Guns N’ Roses’ Dec. 8 show. A percentage of money earned from every ticket sold for the GNR premiere at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium will be donated to AIF.
Just watch #AndyIrons #KissedByGod what a film, so well done, emotional, funny and dark. Andy was such an incredible force 😢Beautiful venue @SeaLanesBtn and the best fish tacos @ollysfishshack thanks for a rad evening 🌮🍻🏄♂️ pic.twitter.com/t0Xf4PutcG
— Laura Le Masurier 🚀 (@LauraCrucial) September 6, 2018
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