The 3rd Annual Rock to Recovery concert and award show is set to take place September. 15 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. and one of the recipients set to be honored this year will be Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext.
Sonny Mayo, the former Sevendust guitarist and R2R Program Administrator, spoke highly of Vext in making the announcement. “After hitting bottom with drugs and alcohol in early 2009, Tommy dedicated himself to a life of sobriety.” said Mayo. “This new approach to life reinvigorated the passion for his craft and paved the way for a whole new experience as an artist and as a sober man. Beyond his personal success, Tommy has devoted himself to carrying a message of hope and support to others who struggle with alcoholism and addiction, not just in the music community, but on a grand scale. Tommy started a successful sober companion business and, in 2014, founded a nonprofit organization to help addicts and alcoholics find treatment. For his continued willingness and action toward helping others, Tommy is the recipient of the 2018 Rock to Recovery 3 Service Award!”
“As someone whose recovery has been directly touched by Sonny & Wes [Geer]’s dedication to helping others, there could be no greater honor for me than to receive the Rock to Recovery Service Award,” says Vext. “To me R2R exemplifies the recovery, service and unity aspects that make our fellowship so powerful. Their inspired approach to healing through the power of music is a universal language that we all could benefit from in and outside of recovery. Much of my own endeavors to be of service work have been guided and inspired by these men and what they’ve done for so many others who came before. Please join us for a night of celebration of music, friendship, community and those who chose life over our addictions.”
Vext will be saluted alongside the night’s other honoree, Moby, who is receiving the organization’s Icon Award. Past Rock to Recovery honorees include Corey Taylor, Wayne Kramer and Mike Ness.