Sammy Hagar to Headline Fifth Annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure Benefit
Sammy Hagar will headline this year's edition of the Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit concert in San Francisco, Calif. this May, and he's bringing some friends along. In addition to all the members of his band Chickenfoot, the ex-Van Halen and Montrose frontman will be co-headlining with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and joined by Eddie Money and REO Speedwagon lead singer Kevin Cronin. The fifth annual benefit, taking place May 15 at The Fillmore, will also serve as a celebration of the 75th birthday of blues legend Taj Mahal.
"I was a fan of Taj Mahal long before I had a record deal in Montrose 1973," Hagar says in a statement. "He's become a dear friend over the years and without a doubt, is one of the few living blues legends left on this planet!!! Having Bob Weir, being on the same page, understanding how important and how much fun this will be much less with a bunch of great artists, for a good cause!!!! It doesn't get any better than this annual event."
While not specifically listed on the bill, don't be surprised to see Chickenfoot knock out some tunes, as all the members will be in attendance; Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith, bassist Michael Anthony and guitarist Joe Satriani.
Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10:00am PDT via LiveNation.com. They will not be available at The Fillmore box office, charge by phone or outlets. Tickets will be $150 each for a general admission ticket which this year also include a commemorative poster, which can be viewed below.
Now in its fifth year, Acoustic-4-a-Cure was created by Bay Area rock legends Sammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield, who co-hosted the first three years. It was envisioned as a way to throw a must-see rock concert for fans and donating the proceeds to the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital. Since then, it has quickly become one of the Bay Area's hottest tickets, with legendary artists performing acoustic sets, epic collaborations and impromptu jams at intimate and legendary San Francisco venues like The Fillmore.
Past appearances at the sold-out shows have included Dave Grohl, John Mayer, Sarah McLachlan, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jerry Cantrell, Linda Perry, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Train's Pat Monahan, comedian Adam Sandler, Heart's Nancy Wilson, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Kris Kristofferson among others.
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