Benefit Concert Planned for Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington
It's been nearly two months since Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington went missing from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Va., and police still aren't any closer to finding the 20-year-old, who was last seen wearing a Pantera shirt, a black mini-skirt and black boots. But efforts to find Harrington carry on, with the local community lending a hand where it can.
This weekend, a hard rock and heavy metal concert will be held in Richmond, Va. All money raised through the event will benefit the continuing efforts to find Morgan. Tickets will be available at the door for $15. The event, organized by DVS Artist Management & Marchant Entertainment, will begin at 4 PM with a candlelight vigil for Morgan; the event runs through 1 AM.
Bands on the bill include Dangerous New Machine, Whiplash, Chaos Agent, Day Minus 7, At War, Memory Fade, Saint Diablo and Arch Demon Choir. The show will be held at the Canal Club in Richmond.
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo said in a recent interview that he hopes Morgan is returned safely.
"I was crushed," Trujillo said about learning of Harrington's disappearance; he added that the case has been ever-present on the band members' minds. "Stuff like this just really, really bums me out, especially when you are a parent and you have children. I mean, it's the worst thing that you could ever imagine. And of course, you know, we're all hoping for the best and just praying that she's alive. It really hit a sour chord with us and bummed us out."