That night, Great White was playing for over 450 people at the small club. Right after they started the show, pyrotechnics went off, setting foam sound insulation on the walls and ceiling ablaze, spreading so quickly that the entire structure was on fire within 5-1/2 minutes. In total, 100 people were killed, including band member Ty Longley, 230 people were injured and only 132 managed to escape unharmed.
Former frontman for the group, Jack Russell, will mark the tenth anniversary of the tragedy with an acoustic performance the Saint Rocke club in Hermosa Beach, CA on February 7 with all proceeds going to the Station Fire Memorial Fund.
Russell said of the show, "My heart aches for all the families and friends of the victims whose lives will forever be changed by this terrible tragedy. I too lost many friends that night – but I can’t begin to equate that to the loss of a family member. For what it’s worth, you have been in my prayers and always will be."
Russell is currently fronting Great White Featuring Jack Russell, one of two bands currently touring under the group's name.