December 8, 2009 New York, NY. Michael Dorf announced today the first artists confirmed to play a special tribute concert to take place March 2, 2010, at Carnegie Hall, 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 it will benefit go to: www.carnegiewho.com