Was all set to see the Simon Phillips Protocol Release CD party at the Iridium on Tuesday, Dec 5th.  I called the box office to find out what time the doors open only to hear the devastating news that the show was cancelled.   I then received this email from the Iridium:


As of last night, the Thomas Fire in California spread and engulfed Simon Phillip’s home. Luckily there was no loss of life, however, the entire home has been destroyed and is a tragic loss to be experienced by anyone.

We ask for your understanding in this matter and please send your thoughts to Mr. Phillip’s and his family.

Mr. Phillips is on his way to Los Angeles and we will be working to reschedule for a future date.

Many thanks for your understanding. We will do everything possible to re-schedule these concerts.

I could not imagine all the items they must have lost in the fire!  His whole recording studio, drum sets, recording equipment, gold records, etc etc.

You can read more about it here:  http://ultimateclassicrock.com/thomas-fire-simon-phillips/

He started a GoFundMe campaign to help him raise some money as they await to hear from insurance.

Hope you get back on your feet soon Simon!  Hope to see you in NYC next time….