April 18 [16:00 EST] -- The super suave Urge Overkill will debut its new line-up at a benefit for the T. J. Martell Foundation on its Chicago home turf on May 6.
Urge frontman Nash Kato and drummer Blackie O will take the stage at Chicago's Park West to introduce new guitarist Nils St. Cyr, who (as we reported last month) recently replaced Eddie "King" Roeser. Of course, the more noble intention of the evening is to devote all proceeds from the show to the T. J. Martell Foundation which benefits leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research.
To make the gig, UO will have to tear itself away from its studio hideaway, the Bank, in Chicago where it is currently working on its next album, the first under the band's new deal with Sony 550. The group is still in the very early stages of the album, and a spokesperson for Sony said that no release date has been set yet.