DMB Joins Cancer Benefit Concert Series
The Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept. 10 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer rThe Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept. 10 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
As previously reported, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Wilson and Andrea Bocelli, among others, will perform in various New York City venues throughout 2008 as part of the benefit concert series. A limited number of tickets for the Dave Matthews Band concert at the Garden are currently open to the band's fan club members via its fan club Web site, the Warehouse. Ticket prices scale from $79.50 to $204.50, and will be available through May 16. Fan club members are limited to two ticket purchases.
Stand Up For A Cure, a nonprofit organization comprising nurses, physicians and family members, hopes to "pull off between five and eight shows this year," according to the organization's executive producer, Jordan Belkin. "It's one of the great mediums we have to bring people out and get them excited, and at the same time raise money," Belkin told Billboard.com in February.
Ahead of its North American tour, Bon Jovi launched the Stand Up For A Cure concert series with a show at New York's 3,500-capacity Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb. 12. The concert was dedicated to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's father, Adam Sambora, who received care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering before passing last year from cancer.