Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield and other talented Friends will perform an acoustic benefit concert in support of the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
The first annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert is set for May 15 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The show will also feature Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Train's Pat Monahan, Joe Satriani and Heart's Nancy Wilson, among others. The stars will perform acoustic sets, with some "once-in-a-lifetime duets and jams sessions expected," according to a news release.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 21 at www.livenation.com. Tickets are $125 general admission, $500 VIP. Funds raised through ticket sales will go to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, one of the nation's leading children's medical facilities.
"Acoustic-4-A-Cure" is the brainchild of the Bay Area's own Sammy Hagar, an ongoing supporter of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital through his Hagar Family Foundation.
"I've seen firsthand the great work they're doing and how vital community support is," Hagar said in a news release. "I ran the idea of a benefit concert by James (Hetfield) and we quickly had an amazing lineup of artists on board, then Live Nation stepped up with The Fillmore and now we've got an epic event -- the first of many hopefully -- so we can help keep their research and programs funded and on the path to a cure."
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