Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been diagnosed with a type of rare and aggressive cancer called a sarcoma that will sideline him during the band’s new national tour. In order to help raise funds to cover Fekete’s medical costs, the band has launched a Go Fund Me page. The crowdfunding effort has already raised $77,135, exceeding their $76,000 goal.
In order to raise more support for Fekete and his cancer treatment, the band announced a benefit concert on 5/12. Surfer Blood will be joined by Julianna Barwick, Kip Berman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), DJ Allen Blickle (Alpaca), Andy Boay (Tonstartssbandht), Cults, POP ETC (acoustic set), Marnie Stern & The Figs (with members of Les Savy Fav and Girls Against Boys), and We Are Scientists. Tickets for the show are available here and you can check out the poster below.
Surfer Blood’s 1000 Palms is out 5/12 via Joyful Noise.