Frank Black, Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mould, Gaslight Anthem, Matt Nathanson, Sondre Lerche, The Postelles, Warren
Haynes & Govt. Mule, Living Colour, Robyn Hitchcock, The Smithereens and
Mose Allison among the first announced that will play the concert.
By Blurt Staff
Ya gotta hand it to Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the
Who – they are busy mofos of late. It wasn’t all that long ago that they got to
hang with former President George W. Bush, and coming soon is The Who’s
halftime appearance at the Super Bowl.
Now word arrives that the Who and their music is to be
honored at Carnegie Hall next March as part of a series of annual tribute
concerts produced by Michael Dorf to benefit music education programs for
underprivileged youth. Dorf announced yesterday
the first artists confirmed to play the special tribute concert to take place
March 2 celebrating the anthemic, insurgent music of The Who.
The initial group of artists
honoring the group’s unparalleled repertoire include: Frank Black (of the Pixies), Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mould
(of Husker Du), Gaslight Anthem, Matt
Nathanson, Sondre Lerche, The Postelles, Warren Haynes & Govt. Mule, Living
Colour, Robyn Hitchcock, The Smithereens and Mose Allison (author of The
Who hit “Young Man Blues”). As many as ten more artists will be added
to the line-up in the coming weeks.
This will be the sixth concert in a series to raise crucially needed funds
benefiting music education programs for underprivileged youth. Previous
sold-out concerts presented by Dorf have honored the music of such timeless
artists as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton
John and R.E.M. 100% of
the net proceeds from the March 2 concert will be given to six music education
non-profits: The American Symphony Orchestra Music Notes, Church Street School
of Music, Young Audiences , Music Unites All-Youth Choir, The Pinwheel Project,
and FIKS (Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools).
“I grew up listening to The Who,” said Dorf, “and while the
artists we’re bringing together to honor them are incredibly diverse, they
share a certain authenticity that has also defined music of The Who. This
series has produced some unforgettable moments – including seeing Bruce
Springsteen and REM make surprise appearances at their own tributes – and I
expect the Who night to be one of the most memorable shows yet.”
Fans will have a number of ticket options for The Who tribute concert,
including a VIP package that guarantees the best seats in the house plus an
after-party hosted by City Winery (155
Varick St. New
York, NY) to be
attended by all the performing artists.
For tickets, plus more information on the concert and the organizations is will
benefit go to: http://www.carnegiewho.com