Published Aug 27, 2012Late last month, longtime No Use for a Name singer/guitarist Tony Sly passed away at the age of 41, leading many to question what would happen to a performance scheduled at the Festival Envol et Macadam in Quebec City on September 8. After some careful deliberations, past and present members of the pop punk troupe have decided to go through with the show as a tribute to their fallen frontman.
A press release confirms that the act and Sly's wife Brigitte made the decision to celebrate the deceased songwriter's career by uniting members Matt Riddle, Chris Rest, Boz Rivera, Dave Nassie and Rory Koff, as well as an as-yet-unannounced group of singers, onstage to play the hits.
Proceeds from the show will go towards the recently founded Tony Sly Memorial Fund, which was set up to support his two daughters, Fiona and Keira.
While an official cause of death has yet to be revealed, No Use for a Name's record label, Fat Wreck Chords, has posted in an obituary that he had passed away "peacefully in his sleep."