Helmer kicks off this important new leg of his tour with a show on July 4 at the Derailed Saloon in Durango, CO, itself the site of the Stateline wildfire that has burned more than 80 acres. Located at 725 Main Avenue, the Derailed Saloon will feature Helmer at 6 PM on Independence Day. Owner Todd Gibson is eager to do what he can. “Everyone here at the Derailed Saloon wants to help. We’re going to have great food and Scott’s great music and we’re going to collect donations for the fire victims. It’s the least we can do.” Although there are many items that families will need, the best way to support fire victims is with money that will go to the organizations providing the needed assistance.
The Colorado wildfire leg of Helmer’s tour will wrap up on July 13 with a show at 5 PM at the Bierwerks Brewery located at 121 East Midland Avenue in Woodland Park. He’ll be adding as many shows as possible between July 4 and July 13 throughout the area affected by the fires. Admission to all shows will be free in order to encourage monetary donations to support wildfire victims. For the latest schedule of dates, check Helmer’s website, http://www.scotthelmer.com or his facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/
Helmer’s Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 is inspired by the hard knocks experienced in his own life. “I know what it’s like to hit hard times. In the last recession, I ended up losing everything, including my business and my family,” said Helmer. “There are just going to be times when people, myself included, need a little help to get back on their feet. They need access to the lifeline that so many great organizations offer. But those groups need our support."
Helmer’s debut album, Wake Me When It’s Over, scheduled for release on August 1, 2012, will be made available for free through his website to anyone who donates at least $5 towards the cause of their choice. A free download of the first track, Time To Say Goodbye is available now at www.scotthelmer.com/
The Support YOUR Cause Tour 2012-2013 features solo acoustic performances of songs from Wake Me When It’s Over along with covers of Scott’s favorite rock and country songs. After the wildfire shows the tour continues in the Southwest and on to KS, ID, IL and NY. Info and bookings for the can be found at http://www.scotthelmer.com or http://www.facebook.com/