A Los Angeles version of A Celebration of the Life and Art of Caleb Scofield will be held at the Wiltern on October 13. The show will feature performances from Scofield’s bands, Cave In and Old Man Gloom, in addition to Pelican, 27 and the members of Isis performing under the name Celestial.
The members of Celestial/Isis issued a collective statement about the show, their first since disbanding in 2010.
“Caleb was a touring partner and bandmate to the individual and collective personnel of ISIS; he was also a dear friend, roommate and collaborator. We are profoundly saddened that Caleb is gone. His place in our lives and hearts is indelible. Caleb’s loss is unquestioningly felt most deeply by the family he leaves behind: his wife Jen and children Desmond and Sydney.
“As a group we are moved to try to do something to help them, and to commemorate Caleb’s life, to celebrate what he meant to us. Sadly, we were unable to participate in the Boston Scofield family benefit show on June 13. However, we will be performing at the Los Angeles event on Oct. 13, along with Caleb’s friends in Cave In, Old Man Gloom, 27 and Pelican. On this occasion, we are choosing to perform under the name Celestial. This event is a one-off performance to benefit Caleb’s family in their time of need and to pay tribute to a person we loved and lost. We are glad to be able to do our small part in the face of this tragedy and are looking forward to coming together to celebrate the beautiful and all too brief life of Caleb Scofield. Thank you.”
Tickets go on sale Thursday and can be purchased here. The show is a fundraiser for Scofield’s family.
Scofield died tragically in March in a car accident. You can read Decibel‘s tribute to him here.