The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that GRAMMY-winning band Phoenix, Los Angeles-based indie band Grouplove and pop/rock singer/songwriter LP will perform a benefit concert for the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools music education programs on Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Tickets are available only at www.axs.com beginning at 10 a.m. PT on July 19. General admission tickets are $39.50 per person and VIP balcony tickets are $49.50.
"It's truly inspiring to see artists give their time and talent to support our GRAMMY Foundation mission and programs," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. "We work throughout the year to offer GRAMMY in the Schools programs to high school students, teachers and schools, and the generosity of Phoenix, Grouplove and LP will help provide much needed fundraising resources, while delivering a spectacular show for their fans."
Phoenix won their first career GRAMMY in 2009 for Best Alternative Music Album for Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. In April the group released their fifth studio album, Bankrupt!, a 10-song collection co-produced by Philippe Zdar. This concert marks the band's first in the Los Angeles area following their headlining set at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Phoenix comprise Laurent Brancowitz (guitar, keyboards), Deck d'Arcy (bass), Thomas Mars (vocals), and Christian Mazzalai (guitar).
By the time of the release of their 2011 debut full length album, Never Trust A Happy Song, Grouplove was already a standout at music festivals around the world. Produced by drummer Ryan Rabin, the album featured "Tongue Tied," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and earned platinum single certification. Set for release Sept. 17, Grouplove's second full-length album, Spreading Rumours, features the lead hit single "Ways To Go." Grouplove are Sean Gadd (bass, vocals), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keyboards), Ryan Rabin (drums), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), and Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar).
Born Laura Pergolizzi, LP cites artists such as Jeff Buckley, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, and Robert Plant as influences. She began her music career as the frontwoman for a New York-based band Lionfish during the late '90s. In 2001 LP released her debut solo album, Heart-Shaped Scar, and followed with her sophomore effort, Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol, in 2004. Aside from her solo career, LP has collaborated with other artists, penning or co-penning songs with Christina Aguilera, the Backstreet Boys and Rihanna, among others. After signing a deal with Warner Bros. Records, in April 2012 LP released Into The Wild: Live At EastWest Studios, a live EP/DVD featuring the single "Into The Wild." The song was featured in a commercial for Citibank.
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