Stevie Wonder's 'House Full of Toys' Moves to Staples Center
After 21 years in Los Angeles, including a long run at Microsoft Theatre, Wonder's annual fundraiser moves across the street to Staples.
Stevie Wonder is returning to Los Angeles to host his annual House Full of Toys charity event on Dec. 10th. This year Wonder will be performing works from his iconic 1972 album Talking Book and his 1973 album Innervisions. Wonder will perform with special guests to be announced, along with Music Director-Emmy Award winner, Rickey Minor.
Launched in 1996 at the now defunct Sunset Strip House of Blues, Wonder's House Full of Toys charity event benefits children, people with disabilities and families in need during the Holidays. Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy to donate.
“Even though House Full of Toys will be celebrating 21 years, the joy of giving in the spirit of song will make this night such pleasured fun for the old and young,” Wonder said in a statement provided to Billboard.
The event has moved around Los Angeles -- in 2001 it was held at the Forum in Inglewood and staged at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal City Walk in 2006. The event moved to LA Live following the opening of Microsoft Theater and last year's 20th-anniversary event included special guests John Legend, Lionel Richie and Tori Kelly.
This year's event will be at Staples Center, one of the largest venues to ever stage House Full of Toys.Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Octo. 27 at 10 am PST at AXS.COM.