Doro's Long Island Home Destroyed by Hurricane Irene
First, it was Sebastian Bach. Now, it's Doro Pesch who is the latest hard rocker to fall victim to the wrath of Hurricane Irene. The German singer's Long Island home was destroyed courtesy of the rain that battered the east coast last weekend.
When the solo star and former Warlock frontwoman flew into New York from Düsseldorf, Germany three days after Tropical Storm Irene made landfall, she encountered a heap of ruins that used to be her home. "I saw the pictures of Irene on TV when I visited my mother in Germany on the weekend. When a red rubber raft appeared canoeing through a road on Long Island, I already assumed the worst," Doro said mournfully. "The damage is disastrous. The whole ground floor was flooded. It stinks, electricity failed, and everything's wrecked inside of the house. From the TV to the fridge to the furniture. Everything's grime-stained, defective, unusable. The worst thing is that pieces of my stage costumes and lots of my souvenirs and presents from fans from all around the world are lost forever now." What a shame. It appears that Doro lost plenty of priceless and irreplaceable items.
Even with this personal tragedy, the show will go on for Doro, as her previously announced concerts in conjunction with the North American release of her '25 Years In Rock' 2-DVD/CD set will go ahead as scheduled. Doro said, "For now, I've found accommodation in a hotel in New York and will have to see where things will go from here."
In addition to the two special shows in New York City on Sept. 9 and Chicago on Sept. 11, Doro will be performing live at the Best Buy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania on Sept. 3, 2011. This is a free, all-ages event and will be the Teutonic metal queen's only Philadelphia-area appearance in 2011. So if you're local to the area, head on down to see Doro.