Chuck Billy, lead singer of legendary thrash metal band Testament and proud member of the Pomo Indian Tribe will be performing at the Longest Walk Kickoff Concert on Saturday, February 9. The concert begins at 5:00PM at the Eastside Cultural Center in Oakland, CA. Chuck Billy will be performing alongside his brother Andy and 2006 Native American GRAMMY & NAMA recipient Star Nayea.
The Longest Walk Kickoff Concert will also feature performances by 7th Generation Rise, Blackhorse Blues Band, Jeremy Goodfeather, and others TBA. Tickets range in price from $25-$40.
The concert is a benefit for the Longest Walk 2, which kicks off on Monday, February 11. The Longest Walk 2 is being organized and led by American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis J. Banks. Participants will embark on a 5 month journey across America walking over 4,400 miles to Washington, D.C. arriving on July 11, 2008. It is an extraordinary grassroots effort on a national level to bring attention to the environmental disharmony of Mother Earth. For more information on the Longest Walk 2, visit www.longestwalk.org.
Be sure to catch brothers Chuck and Andy Billy as they help to kickoff the Longest Walk 2 in Oakland, CA on February 9!! And don’t miss the long-awaited, nine-years-in-the-making new album from Testament, due April 29 on Nuclear Blast Records. The album - “The Formation of Damnation” - was engineered and mixed by the venerable Andy Sneap. Testament are among the originators of thrash who paved the way for many of today’s young and upcoming bands.