Warren Haynes & Govt. Mule, Living Colour, The Pixies’ Frank Black, Bobby McFerrin, Husker Du’s Bob Mould and Gaslight Anthem are among the artists scheduled to pay tribute to The Who this March. The all-star concert will take place at New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 2, 2010 and will benefit music education programs for underprivileged youth. Other acts scheduled to appear include: Matt Nathanson, Sondre Lerche, The Postelles, , Robyn Hitchcock, The Smithereens and Mose Allison (author of The Who hit “Young Man Blues”). The concert is organized by Knitting Factory and City Winery founder Michael Dorf, the man behind similar events honoring Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and R.E.M..
“I grew up listening to The Who,” Dorf said in a statement, “and while the artists we’re bringing together to honor them are incredibly diverse, they share a certain authenticity that has also defined music of The Who. This series has produced some unforgettable moments – including seeing Bruce Springsteen and REM make surprise appearances at their own tributes – and I expect the Who night to be one of the most memorable shows yet.”
Approximately ten acts will join the event’s lineup in the coming weeks. An after party will also take place at City Winery.