Country rocker Eric Church will be part of a stellar line-up celebrating the music of Levon Helm this October. The special tribute concert “Love For Levon” will take place on October 2nd at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It’s a night that means something important to Eric, who explains:
“I can’t possibly overstate what Levon Helm meant to my music or my life. He was a giant. A man among boys. I miss him personally, but that pales in comparison to how much music will miss his presence.”
The event will also feature collaborations and performances by Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket, The Levon Helm Band and many more.
Tickets for the public will go on-sale on Wednesday, August 29th at 11 am EST on Ticketmaster. Proceeds from the event will benefit Levon’s estate and his Midnight Ramble concerts.
Eric will kick off the new leg of his “Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour” on September 13th in Amhurst, MA. His headlining arena tour will feature special guests Kip Moore and Justin Moore.