Jane's Addiction, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, concert promoter Gary Tovar and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler are set to appear at the seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 6. Tovar will present Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman with MusiCares' From The Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. Tyler will present Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process.
Performers include Jane's Addiction, Bennington, drummer Curt Bisquera and guitarists Jason Orme and Joel Shearer of Pedestrian, who join previously announced performers Gahan with producer/musician Vincent Jones and bassist Martyn LeNoble; Ozomatli; Paramore; and Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge.
Hosted by comedian Greg Behrendt, guests set to attend the benefit include actress Christina Applegate; MusiCares Board Chair Emeritus John Branca; Dan Davies, singer/guitarist for Year Long Disaster; Bob Forrest, "Celebrity Rehab"; Billy Morrison, guitarist for Billy Idol and Camp Freddy; Matt Sorum, drummer for Camp Freddy; and President/CEO of The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation Neil Portnow, among others.
This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and General Admission Floor — Standing Room Only (limited availability) for $500. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. VIP Balcony Seats for $250 per person and General Admission Balcony Seats for $125 per person are available only through Ticketmaster. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.
All proceeds from the benefit will support the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.