Billy Corgan has announced a benefit concert for the victims of the Highland Park mass shooting.
The July 27 charity livestream show will be held at the plant-based tea house Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park, owned by the Smashing Pumpkins frontman with his partner Chloe Mendel.
“About a week ago, we had the horrible tragedy here on July 4 that took so many lives and injured so many people and really have affected us as a community,” Corgan said in a video he shared on Madame Zuzu’s Instagram page.
“So what we want to do on the evening of July 27 is we’re going to have a very special charity concert. Jimmy Chamberlin‘s going to be part of the concert, other parts of the Pumpkins family,” added the singer, who has lived in Highland Park for about two decades.
“There are so many people here affected by this tragedy,” Corgan said. “It’s very close to our hearts and we hope you’ll participate and support as well.”
The music program, titled “Together and Together Again,” will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. CT on the Smashing Pumpkins’ YouTube channel.
Seven people were killed and dozens of others injured when a gunman opened fire at the July Fourth Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois.
The 22-year-old assailant, who was shooting randomly at spectators using a high-powered rifle, was taken into custody after a brief chase.
(Photo: Jonathan Weiner)
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