On Sunday, Dec. 2, after attending the annual menorah lighting in San Francisco’s Union Square, Perry Farrell will lead the Bill Graham Festival of Lights at The Fillmore.
Farrell and his new band – dubbed the Kind Heaven Orchestra – will share the bill with Balkan Bump and Jerry’s Kosher Deli
“Bill Graham set the highest bar for the art of public assemblage at The Fillmore, and we pay tribute to his legacy and to San Francisco by spreading the message of light and peace this holiday season,” the singer said in a press release.
Despite Farrell’s rock and roll roots, Rabbi Yosef Langer of Chabad of San Francisco told JWeekly.com that the Jane’s Addiction frontman is “in some ways a very — paradoxically — traditional Jew.”
According to event organizers “a portion of the proceeds of The Festival of Lights will benefit the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation in support of the Bill Graham Menorah Project.”
Farrell recently made news when he sat-in with Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for covers of the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil” and Tom Petty’s “Breakdown” in Los Angeles.
His forthcoming solo record Kind Heaven is slated for a 2019 release. It will be his first LP under his own name in over 15 years.
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