Dave Rosser is a guitarist who’s currently a member of the Afghan Whigs. He’s also played with Greg Dulli’s other projects the Twilight Singers and the Gutter Twins, and with people like Ani DiFranco and Joseph Arthur. Recently, Rosser was diagnosed with a case of inoperable colon cancer, and there’s a GoFundMe campaign on to ease his financial burden during his battle with the illness. And his bandmates have also joined the fight; the Afghan Whigs, including Rosser, are playing a pair of special benefit shows to raise money for him.
Next month, the Afghan Whigs will play the Civic in New Orleans 12/10 and the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles 12/14. At both shows, they’ll play their classic 1996 album Black Love in its entirety. In New Orleans, the band will play with Mark Lanegan, Ani DiFranco, Morning 40 Federation, King James & The Special Men, and C.C. Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis. And at the Los Angeles show, Lanegan, Moby, and Carina Round will also perform.
In a statement, Dulli says, “Dave Rosser has been my close friend and bandmate for over a decade now. By doing these shows for him we hope to ease any financial stress he may face as he pursues treatment to combat his illness. 100% of the proceeds for these shows will go to his medical care. I’m hopeful that folks will come out and show their support for Dave, who will be performing with us.”
You can donate to Rosser’s GoFundMe here.