Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. As previously reported, the shows are set for Oct. 7 at Boston’s FleetCenter and Oct. 8 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Boston lineup also features Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Sting, and James Taylor; those artists, minus Taylor and Joel, will also play in New York along with Jimmy Buffett and Brian Wilson.
Waters is working on a rock album for release next year. Work also continues on his longtime project “Ca Ira,” an opera in French and English.
Autographed Fender and Martin guitars and front row tickets to the Music To My Ears shows are among the items available at an online auction via Ticketmaster. All artists are donating their services for the concerts, which are being promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment in Boston and Clear Channel and Metropolitan Entertainment in New York.
Net proceeds from both concerts will benefit Timothy White’s widow, Judy Garlan White, and the couple’s sons Alexander and Christopher.