Levon Helm Tribute Show To Star Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh And John Mayer
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Levon Helm Tribute Show To Star Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh And John Mayer
Tickets go on sale on August 29th for the Love For Levon concert in honor of the late Band drummer Levon Helm. Helm died on April 19th at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, at age 71 following a long battle with throat cancer. All net proceeds from the October 3rd show at East Rutherford's Izod Center will help support Helm's lasting legacy by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue "The Midnight Ramble Sessions."
Although more artists will be announced in the weeks leading up to the concert, among the heavyweights that are already on the bill are Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, Marc Cohn, My Morning Jacket, and the Levon Helm Band, among others.
Helm's wife and daughter, Sandy and Amy Helm, said in a statement: "We are deeply moved that so many musicians and friends of Levon's are coming together to celebrate his life and his music, and to help us keep his musical spirit and vision alive in the Midnight Rambles. We want to continue to honor his legacy by creating a musical landmark at the Barn, one that inspires and celebrates Americana music and its heritage."
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