Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, & Taj Mahal To Lead 2018 Acoustic-4-A-Cure

first_imgMetallica’s James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar launched Acoustic-4-A-Cure back in 2014 to fund research efforts for San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Cancer Program at the University of California. This year’s 5th annual benefit concert–hosted by Sammy Hagar and Bob Weir–is taking place May 15th at the Fillmore and will double serve as a special 75th birthday celebration for Taj Mahal. Alongside Hagar, Weir, and Taj Mahal will be Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Money, and Vic Johnson, among other very special guests, who will be performing acoustic sets with true once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, collaborations, and more.“I was a fan of Taj Mahal long before I had a record deal in Montrose 1973,” said Sammy Hagar on the event website. “He’s become a dear friend over the years and without a doubt, is one of the few living blues legend left on this planet!!! Having Bob Weir, being on the same page, understanding how important and how much fun this will be much less with a bunch of great artist, for a good cause!!!! It doesn’t get any better than this annual event.”Tickets to the intimate event are limited to two per customer, and go on sale March 30 at 10 a.m. exclusively through Live Nation. All proceeds go to funding research for children’s brain tumors. More information can be found on the event’s website.The “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” event is one of the best of the year, always delivering special moments that cannot be repeated. In 2017, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Rami Jaffee debuted a new Foo Fighters song called “The Sky Is A Neighborhood,” after playing through Foo favorites “Everlong,” “My Hero” and “Times Like These.” The performance marked the band’s first new official tune since 2014’s Sonic Highways and the 2015 “surprise” EP Saint Cecilia. You can watch the first-ever live performance of “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” below, courtesy of YouTube user pepokiss:[Video: pepokiss]last_img

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