Walk Off The Earth Hosting Tribute To Mike 'Beard Guy' Taylor
Walk off the Earth will pay tribute to Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor with a special concert on Jan. 13 in his native Burlington, Ont.
Taylor died in his sleep on the night of Dec. 29-30. The father of two was 51.
“We are looking forward to celebrating our good friend and brother … with all of you,” read a tweet from the band.
Sarah Blackwood, Gianni Luminati, Ryan Marshall, Joel Cassady and Peter Kirkwood will be joined by members of the Barenaked Ladies as well as Scott Helman, Monster Truck, USS and Saint Alvia.
Fans are being encouraged to “bundle up” and “bring a candle.” The concert is scheduled to get underway at Burlington’s Civic Square at 4:30 p.m.
Walk off the Earth also said Monday it will not cancel the band’s upcoming tour, which is set to begin Feb. 9. In a statement, the remaining members said: “Mike loved our fans so much. We want to honour him and his legacy by continuing our world tour to bring the spirit of this memorial to our fans across the globe.”