EXIT with Raul Ries will be coming to the Fairplex Pomona, Saturday, August 14 for an all day event, beginning with a free style motocross show with Metal Mulisha, followed by a rock star line-up which includes, Head (featuring Brian “Head” Welch, formerly of KoRn), Living Sacrifice, The Chariot, Secret & Whisper, ALLORNOTHING and The Rep.
Raul Ries has been joined by his son, Ryan Ries, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. and Brian “Head” Welch in his quest to reach today’s lost and troubled youth. While Ryan grew up in the church, he chose the fast life of sex and drugs, in the lucrative skating industry. After many years of business and financial success, he found himself at the end of himself, with no hope. It was at this point that he followed in his father’s footsteps and turned his life around.
Generations come and go, each group searching, while experiencing life’s struggles. Today, we see a generation running after sex, drugs and violence, unlike any other time in history. The EXIT team not only understands their struggles but, has come up out of them to find peace and hope in Jesus Christ.
The musicians, street artists and actions sports riders who have come together for EXIT have all come from similar backgrounds to the younger Ries. They have all had worldly success with fame and fortune but have all found the emptiness that comes from such a lifestyle.
They share a common desire to reach a generation consumed by sex, drugs and violence; a lifestyle that will eventually end in destruction — teaching them how to express their individuality, while still living a life of peace.
This EXIT is focused on raising awareness and support for Chi Cheng from the Deftones, who has been in a coma since November 2008.
EXIT team member, Sonny sums up the vision of EXIT, “I have seen a lot of lost kids in my 16 years of being in the music industry. Today’s youth have been neglected and misguided. Young people are hurting all around the world. Through Exit Concerts we can show them true, unconditional Love.”
Chi Documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2SslJ0L16k