Rolling Stones charity tribute to feature Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, more
The March 13 concert will take place 48 years after the iconic band's 1964 start at the famed venue, and 40 years after the rockers' classic best-of collection, "Hot Rocks 1964-1971." Twenty-one well-known musicians will give live performances of the 21 songs that appear on the double album.
Tickets for the spring performance are available now at the event's website.
The Rolling Stones tribute will mark the eighth annual installment of the charity event sponsored by Michael Dorf, founder of New York City's Knitting Factory and City Winery. Past events have honored Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, R.E.M., Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and The Who.
Like past events, net proceeds from this concert will benefit music education non-profits that serve underprivileged youth. To date, the tribute concerts have raised more than $600,000 for a variety of music-related programs, according to organizers.
Earlier this month in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the Stones' guitarist Keith Richards acknowledged that three of the four members were planning a November rehearsal.
"We're just going to play a little together," Richards told Rolling Stone. "You don't necessarily want to rehearse or write anything -- you just want to touch bases. That's a good start: me, Charlie and Ronnie. Mick's welcome, and I'm sure he'll turn up, but right now we just want to get our chops down."