U2 to perform at MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert

U2 will perform a rare and intimate performance in honor of bassist Adam Clayton during the MusiCares Foundation’s 13th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in New York on Monday, June 26th. Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. U2 joins a list of specially chosen performers, including Chronixx, Michael Franti, Jack Garratt, and The Lumineers, and GRAMMY winner Macy Gray. Cat Deeley will be the host and GRAMMY winner Hal Willner will be the evening’s musical director.

The event, sponsored in part by RBC Capital Markets, takes place at the PlayStation Theater in New York City and will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. Attendees include MusiCares Chair Alexandra Patsavas and President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares Neil Portnow.

No word on what the group will perform or for how long, but they will close out the evening’s festivities.

VIP Living Room Sets that seat ten for $15,000 with Individual VIP Floor Seats for $1,500 per person and Upper VIP Balcony Cabaret Seating for $500. Balcony Seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person.

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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 offers Safe Harbor Room support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation, to provide a 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.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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