During their performance at Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, the rock band, Pop Evil accepted and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for this horrible disease. Frontman, Leigh Kakaty took the initiative by going first - pouring a bucket of ice cold water over his head as he stood within inches of the front row. He then called out fellow rock bands, Theory of a Deadman and Five Finger Death Punch as well as Darryl McDaniels from Run-D.M.C., whom recently re-mixed their number one hit single, “Trenches”.
After the set, the rest of the band graciously followed suit by completing the challenge backstage. Video footage can be seen here. In a statement, Kakaty said “It feels good to be able to give back in more ways than just music.”
But the water didn’t stop flowing with Pop Evil, Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival producers, crew members, and the bands on tour pulled together to make personal donations of over $4,000 to ALS.
Festival producer, John Oakes commented, "ALS is a terrible disease. I think the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an amazing viral marketing effort that has driven a massive amount of awareness and additional fundraising to the ALS Association. I am happy we were able to pull together and make a donation. I encourage others to take the challenge and most importantly, donate."
Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, this summer’s most anticipated rock festival, continues to run nationwide with headliners Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry and many others. For tour information including dates and cities, visit their website.