Hello! First off I want to say how happy I am that you all have decided to tour in 2020. You have made such an impact on people across the world over many years. Your music has touched so many people and have helped them in their own personal stuggles and that is something to be very proud of. Being born in 1978, I have also been a fan but different than what you are use to hearing. I started listening to your music in the early 1980's; yes I was a listening but not like everyone else. You see, at the age of 6 I never understood the lyrics. I had no idea what Vince was saying but his voice was beautiful, my vocabulary was very limited at that time but what I did understand was the sound. His voice and the sounds of the insturments put me at ease and that may sound silly but you have to remember I was 6 years old trying to live the best I knew how to at that age. The heavy sound I was able to find comfort. I came from a very abusive home. My mother was a very evil and conniving person and by listening to your music it allowed be to release those emotions the only way I knew how at the time and that was to close my eyes, let the guitar sing to my brain and count the bass and drums beats almost like a bindry code. Your music was an escape for me as a child who was trapped in a house with a parent who hated me, and still does to this day...She let me know a few weeks ago that me and my brother and sister are not allowed to her funeral and that she wants nothing to do with us. She is a spoild brat who likes to play twisted games and thats all I am going to say on that. I am writting you to let you know that the anger that was placed in me as a child of not being good enough and held me back mentally because lack of confidence, your music helped me cope and it started at that young age. It was to me the best release and set my path of love for heavy metal. Lead me to Ratt, WASP, eventually Slayer among many others. Music has a way of being there when no one else can help especially when your little. It isn't always the lyrics that is the driving force. I was all over your social media along with others wanting this tour to happen. Others had their reasons, I had my own and my reason was there is a child out there that can use you again. That can drown themselves in the sound and escape, even if its for a few minutes. So many childern are in very questionable situations and even though no one wants to talk about it, they are every where. I was so super stoked when Nikki posted the "NEW PLAY LIST" and it was an old scrap of paper of a list of music that helped me though the most worst time a child could ever go though. Thank you. Thank you for going on tour. Thank you for finding each other. Thank you for your talent. Thank you for your drive. Thank you for your determination. Thank you for sacrifice.
This is just suppose to be a small note of appreciation so I will end it here,