U2, Boss, Clapton, Simon, Wonder: MSG Shows for R&R Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Two Huge Concerts
U2, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Metallica, Paul Simon
Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills Nash & Friends and Eric Clapton
Along with Special Guests Set to Perform in Concert at Madison Square Garden

Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Music's biggest stars – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon & Garfunkel – will come together on October 29 and 30 at Madison Square Garden for two unique concerts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The shows will be packed with guest stars and unique collaborations designed to tell the story of rock and roll.

Each night will feature entirely different lineups, with artists performing their own songs and the music that inspired them – tracing the history of genres ranging from soul to hard rock. All proceeds raised will go towards creating a permanent endowment for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and Museum. "Twenty-five years ago a group led by legendary Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun created this foundation to recognize and celebrate the music and careers of artists whose music helped shape and define our generation," said Jann Wenner, Founder and Chairman of Rolling Stone and Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. "These once-in-a-lifetime concerts are designed to celebrate the artists and their music."

A creative team of Tom Hanks and his producing partner Gary Goetzman, Wenner, singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson, Academy Award®-winning screenwriter, director Cameron Crowe and several others will work with the artists to curate the show through the live performances and filmed segments. Joel Gallen, the producer/director behind the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and the MTV Movie Awards (1995-2006), will direct the show and oversee the 25th Anniversary Celebration along with the creative consultants.

Tickets will be available for purchase with an American Express Card through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000, from 9 a.m. Monday, July 27, through Sunday, August 2 at 9 p.m. Tickets will be on sale to the general public beginning Monday, August 3 at 9 a.m.

Performing on October 29 will be:
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Simon & Garfunkel
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends
Paul Simon
Stevie Wonder

Performing on October 30 will be:
Eric Clapton
Aretha Franklin
Metallica
U2

http://www.rockhall.com

[Published on: 7/22/09]

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