LUIS ASTURIAS is a Spanish musician who has been living in Galway for the last 12 years. He has played with many local bands and songwriters and has been a member of some of the city’s most exciting original rock outfits.
Recently Luis was diagnosed with a rare disease called amyloidosis which has affected his heart. His condition has worsened in the form of multiple myeloma; a type of blood cancer for which he is currently receiving treatment at UCHG.
Luis’ best long-term option is to receive an urgent cardiac transplant. A Spanish cardiologist has agreed to operate on him, however the cost for this procedure is substantial hence a major concern at present.
As a result, Armada Corazon, a fund-raising event for Luis has been organised to help towards the cost. Armada Corazon will take place in the Róisín Dubh on Wednesday December 3 at 9pm and will feature performances from singer Lucia Evans, guitarist Tom Portman, The Disconauts, Latin American music band Armada Latina, DJ Will, and Carla Merrigan. Tickets for the show are €10.
On February 7 2009 another larger event will be held at the Black Box. Donations for Luis’ treatment can be made to AIB account number 07034174. For more information e-mail [email protected]