Following the tragic passing of Johann Ofner on the set of Bliss n Eso’s ‘Friend Like You’ music clip in Brisbane last month, the band have announced a special tribute show for next Friday, 3 March.
The charity concert will be held in Johann Ofner’s hometown region of the Gold Coast at the Coolangatta Hotel, with 100 per cent of all proceeds to be donated to a trust for Johann’s daughter.
Bliss n Eso have also made the decision to delay the release of their forthcoming album 'Off The Grid' to Friday 28 April 2017. The album was originally scheduled for release in early March. “The past few weeks have been some of the toughest times we’ve ever been through both individually and as a band,” Bliss n Eso said in a statement.
“It has been a constant rollercoaster of emotions and we really appreciate all the ongoing support from our friends, family and loyal fans.
“We continue to offer our support to the family and friends of Johann Ofner who tragically passed away on the set of our music video. We are thankful for his family’s blessing in allowing us to put on this tribute concert, to celebrate the life of this amazing man and loving father.”
The music industry has banded together in support, with the venue, suppliers and ticketing company all waiving their fees for the tribute show. A t-shirt exclusively designed for the cause will be on sale at the show with proceeds also going to the trust.