U2’s Adam Clayton honored by MusiCares

The MusiCares Foundation, an affiliated charity of The Recording Academy with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, has announced that the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor multi-GRAMMY-winning artist Adam Clayton of U2 at PlayStation Theater in New York on 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. The event, sponsored in part by RBC Capital Markets, will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment.

This special dinner and concert offers VIP Living Room Sets that seat ten for $15,000; Individual VIP Floor Seats for $1,500 per person; and Upper VIP Balcony Cabaret Seating for $500. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. Balcony Seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person. Performers will be announced shortly.

“We are extremely pleased that our annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is returning to New York City, and paying tribute to such a genuinely talented and influential artist as Adam Clayton,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. “Adam is a hero to fans and music creators around the world, and he is also a hero in the world of recovery for his fearless determination to give voice to the issues of addiction that affect—and all too often devastate—our music community.”

“MusiCares does such vital work in helping vulnerable people across our industry,” said Clayton. “I know from experience the importance of an accessible, supportive environment in times of need and I’m always happy to do what I can to benefit this important organization. I’m very much looking forward to the event in June.”

Clayton is the bass player for Irish rock band U2. He was born on March 13, 1960, in Oxfordshire, England, before moving to Malahide, Dublin, in 1965. Clayton met Bono, the Edge and Larry Mullen at Mount Temple School in 1978, and soon after U2 was formed. Their first album, Boy, was released in 1980.

Acknowledged as one of the best live acts in the world, U2 has toured the globe countless times and released 13 studio albums, with sales in excess of $157 million. The band has won numerous awards, including 22 GRAMMY Awards, two Oscar nominations and two Golden Globes in the Best Original Song category as well as Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award.

Clayton has also worked on several solo projects throughout his career, including recordings with Robbie Robertson and Daniel Lanois, and the re-recording of the theme to the 1996 film Mission: Impossible with fellow band member Mullen. Clayton and Mullen also joined members of R.E.M to form the group Automatic Baby, performing one time only at MTV’s inaugural ball for Bill Clinton in 1993.

Since 2016 Clayton has written about contemporary art for British GQ, and the role of art critic has seen him interview artists such as William Eggleston, Allen Jones, Jeff Koons, and Wolfgang Tillmans for the magazine. He and his wife Mariana live in Dublin.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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