Benefit for Tony MacAlpine

$20,944 of $15k goal

Raised by 415 people in 14 months
Tony MacAlpine
on behalf of Michael Mesker
 SOUTH PASADENA, CA

Tony MacAlpine is widely known as a guitar virtuoso who is just as skilled on the keys. Edge of Insanity, his classic debut album, was recently ranked by Guitar World magazine as one of the Top Ten Shred Guitar Albums of all time. Aside from his solo work, Tony has also been part of several rock supergroups including Planet X with Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati; PSMS (Portnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian); as well as the Grammy nominated CAB with bassist Bunny Brunel and drummer Dennis Chambers. MacAlpine also spent seven years playing guitar and keys in Steve Vai's touring band The Breed. Tony’s most recent album Concrete Gardens was released in May.

Tony was hospitalized with severe stomach pains in August. After a number of misdiagnoses, doctors found a large mass in his intestine which they removed. Following biopsies, tests and a period where Tony became very ill after surgery, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Though the doctors were able to remove the tumor, he still needs at least 6 months of chemotherapy to ensure the cancer doesn’t spread. He was forced to cancel 2 months of international tour dates in Asia, Australia and Europe, leaving him unable to pay for his medical treatment. Adding to this already difficult situation, Tony’s wife was diagnosed in June with breast cancer, so it’s been a very rough time for them both.

Guitar legends Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and John 5, along with drum powerhouse Mike Portnoy, bass icon Billy Sheehan and keyboard phenomenon Derek Sherinian are joining forces to play a benefit concert to raise funds to help with Tony's treatment.

The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine will take place at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on December 12, 2015, at 7:00pm, featuring performances from John 5 & The Creatures, Zakk Wylde with Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian; Steve Vai and band, and culminating in an all-star jam with house band Portnoy, Sheehan, Sherinian featuring special guests. Eddie Trunk will serve as master of ceremonies for the night. Tickets are on sale now.

Many fans who can't make it to the show, or are overseas, have expressed their desire to contribute to the benefit to cover Tony's medical costs, so we set up this GoFundMe campaign to help him.  We are deeply grateful for all the offers of support Tony has received.

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Joe Cristina
14 months ago
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9

How about a live paid stream of the concert for those that can't make it?

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Randy Wexler
14 months ago
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1

Tony i am poor so i cant donate anything but prayers. Get well soon and i wish your wife the same speedy recvery. Love ya bro.

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Iian Chinn
14 months ago
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1

A little help towards your costs Tony. Your music continues to inspire us all. You have quite a following in the UK. Hope to see you again on our shores in the near future.

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Igor Santos
13 months ago

Hi Tony. God bless u.

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Dave Wilson
13 months ago

Hey everyone now that we reached the goal we need to give more and they don't stop you at the amount you set. Keep on giving! Lets help Tony out. There is no limit to what we can give. He needs our assistance. Every little bit helps!

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Michael Mackewice
13 months ago

Get well Tony. You changed my life!!! You can do this, and so can your wife!!! "Hundreds of thousands " will be praying for you both!

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Corrado Sgandurra Ziua Chitarelor
13 months ago

Go Tony Go all of us are with you

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Francoise Charbois
14 months ago

Love with you Tony and Begonia ♥ xoxoxo

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John Christman
14 months ago

Gods Speed Tony!!! get Well

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$20,944 of $15k goal

Raised by 415 people in 14 months
Created November 8, 2015
Tony MacAlpine  
on behalf of Michael Mesker
PS
$10
Phil Smith
12 months ago

Rock on, Tony! We're with you!

$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
LW
$20
Logan Walker
12 months ago
$10
Anonymous
12 months ago
CH
$200
Condren Hampton
12 months ago

Condren and Amber Hampton are making this donation on behalf of my Brother N Law Kenny Lynch - Praying for a speedy recovery!

$50
Anonymous
12 months ago
RH
$10
Ricardo Huamani
12 months ago

Tony !! you are my hero , your songs are incredible , please get out and burn That guitar in Argentina .

ÖJ
$200
Örjan Johansson
12 months ago

Very, VERY, few have had such an impact on my musical life. Love you Tony!!

KS
$200
Kenny Stanton
12 months ago
VI
$30
Vince Imbrogno
12 months ago

Wishes for a Speedy Recovery

Joe Cristina
14 months ago
9
9

How about a live paid stream of the concert for those that can't make it?

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Randy Wexler
14 months ago
1
1

Tony i am poor so i cant donate anything but prayers. Get well soon and i wish your wife the same speedy recvery. Love ya bro.

+ Read More
Iian Chinn
14 months ago
1
1

A little help towards your costs Tony. Your music continues to inspire us all. You have quite a following in the UK. Hope to see you again on our shores in the near future.

+ Read More
Igor Santos
13 months ago

Hi Tony. God bless u.

+ Read More
Dave Wilson
13 months ago

Hey everyone now that we reached the goal we need to give more and they don't stop you at the amount you set. Keep on giving! Lets help Tony out. There is no limit to what we can give. He needs our assistance. Every little bit helps!

+ Read More
Michael Mackewice
13 months ago

Get well Tony. You changed my life!!! You can do this, and so can your wife!!! "Hundreds of thousands " will be praying for you both!

+ Read More
Corrado Sgandurra Ziua Chitarelor
13 months ago

Go Tony Go all of us are with you

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Francoise Charbois
14 months ago

Love with you Tony and Begonia ♥ xoxoxo

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John Christman
14 months ago

Gods Speed Tony!!! get Well

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