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DAVE NAVARRO and BILLY MORRISON Announce Star-Studded Line-Up for the Second Annual ‘Above Ground’ Concert

DAVE NAVARRO AND BILLY MORRISON
ANNOUNCE STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP
FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL
“ABOVE GROUND” CONCERT

BENEFITING MUSICARES®

ACTOR JOE MANGANIELLO
TO HOST EVENING OF PERFORMANCES FROM
NAVARRO AND MORRISON,
BILLY IDOL,
PERRY FARRELL AND ETTY LAU FARRELL (KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA),
GAVIN ROSSDALE (BUSH), STEVE STEVENS,
JULIETTE LEWIS, STEVE VAI, BILLY DUFFY (THE CULT),

WAYNE KRAMER (MC5) AND MIKE GARSON (DAVID BOWIE)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 EVENT
AT THE FONDA THEATRE
IN HOLLYWOOD
TO CELEBRATE
THE VINYL ALBUM AS AN ART FORM
WHILE ALSO RAISING AWARENESS AND FUNDS

FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

Guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have confirmed the star-studded line-up for the second annual “ABOVE GROUND” benefit concert on Monday, September 16 at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.

Navarro and Morrison have announced the initial guests joining them for the night, which include host (actor) Joe Manganiello and musicians Billy Idol, Perry Farrell and Etty Lau Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Steve Stevens, Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mike Garson (the legendary and longtime keyboardist for David Bowie,including his role in the Spiders From Mars line-up), with more to be announced. The performers will tip their hats to two of the greatest albums of all time: David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and the Stooges’ self-titled debut album (celebrating its 50th anniversary this month), on which the world was introduced to Iggy Pop.

As with last year’s successful event, this immersive evening of art and music will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, and at the same time raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health, with the profits being donated to MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™. View a trailer for the event here and read an interview with Navarro and Morrison here.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. Click here to buy tickets. “ABOVE GROUND” is being produced with assistance from Law Rocks, which promotes music education programs. During the intermission between performances, there will be speeches from people in the mental health field along with art items for auction, live graffiti from prominent street artists including @Teachr1, @PlasticJesus, @VYALone and @MegZany, and information booths.

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

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