Dave Matthews Band to play cancer benefit concert

Sat May 10, 2008 12:55am EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on September 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.

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. Stand Up For A Cure is a nonprofit organization comprising nurses, physicians and family members.

A limited number of tickets for the Dave Matthews Band concert at the Garden are available to the band's fan club members via its fan club Web site, the Warehouse (here), through May 16.

Before its North American tour, Bon Jovi launched the Stand Up For A Cure concert series with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on February 12. The concert was dedicated to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's father, Adam Sambora, who received care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering before his death last year from cancer.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Musician Dave Matthews performs with The Dave Matthews Band during the Live Earth New York concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey, July 7, 2007. he Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on September 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. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>