Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Mick Jones to perform at MusiCares MAP Fund honoring Pete Townshend

Singer/songwriters Billy Idol and Joan Jett; and Foreigner’s guitarist Mick Jones, as well as other artists to be announced, will be on hand to honor Pete Townshend of The Who, the band’s longtime manager Bill Curbishley at the 11th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert¬†at the Best Buy Theater in New York on May 28th.

Multi-GRAMMY-winning artist Bruce Springsteen will present Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and its addiction recovery programs. Curbishley will be presented with the MusiCares From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization by Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment.

There will also be a performance by The Who band featuring John Corey on grand piano, Loren Gold on keys, Pino Palladino on bass, Frank Simes on keyboard, Zak Starkey on drums, and Pete Townshend and Simon Townshend on guitars.

All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. The 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is presented by RBC Capital Markets with additional support provided by the
DJ AM Memorial Fund.

Mezzanine tickets are available for $65 per person at axs.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.

The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses.

MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings.

The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events.

MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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