Fans will be able to pay their respects to Damageplan/ Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott on Tuesday night during a public memorial service.
The service will take place at the Arlington Convention Center at 1200 Ballpark Way in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night. Doors will open at 8 p.m.; the service will start at 9 and continue until midnight, according to a venue spokesperson. The hall has a 5,000-person capacity, but fans are advised to arrive early; fans are asked to bring an unwrapped toy, which will be distributed by a charity organization. It is not yet known who will speak at the service, but Abbott’s family is expected to attend.
Tuesday’s funeral for Abbott, 38 — who was slain onstage Wednesday during a Damageplan show at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio (see “Dimebag Darrell, Four Others Killed In Ohio Concert Shooting” ) — will be a private family affair. The Abbott family has requested that no details of the time or place of the burial be released.
Concertgoer Nathan Bray was buried on Saturday. The 23-year-old Columbus-area native was shot while attempting to perform CPR on Abbott. Club security guard Erin Halk, 29, was scheduled to be buried Monday (December 13) in Clintonville, Ohio. Funeral arrangements for Damageplan bodyguard Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson were unknown at press time.
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