June 22, 2017

U2 TO PERFORM AT CELEBRATION HONORING ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBER AND RECOVERING ADDICT ADAM CLAYTON FOR MUSICARES


U2 TO PERFORM AT THE 13TH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND® BENEFIT CONCERT HONORING ADAM CLAYTON IN NEW YORK 

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Confirmed To Join Adam Clayton As He Receives 
The Stevie Ray Vaughan Award

Chronixx, Michael Franti, Jack Garratt, The Lumineers, GRAMMY® Winner Macy Gray To Perform; Cat Deeley To Host

 
WHO: HonoreeThe MusiCares Foundation®, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, will honor Adam Clayton, bassist and founding member of U2—recipients of more awards than any rock band in GRAMMY® history—at the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert at the PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26.Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. The event, sponsored in part by RBC Capital Markets, will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment.

Performers: Bono, The Edge, and Larry Mullen will join their comrade and co-founder Adam Clayton for a rare, intimate U2 performance to close the evening.U2 joins a list of specially chosen performers, including ChronixxMichael Franti,Jack Garratt, and The Lumineers, and GRAMMY winner Macy GrayCat Deeleywill be the host and GRAMMY winner Hal Willner will be the evening's musical director.

Attendees: MusiCares® Chair Alexandra Patsavas, and President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares Neil Portnow will be in attendance.

WHAT: The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses, including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living  resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network® is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

TICKETS: VIP Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $15,000Individual VIP Floor Seats for $1,500 per person; and Upper VIP Balcony Cabaret Seating for $500. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 orwynniew@grammy.com. Balcony Seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person.

WHERE: PlayStation Theater
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

WHEN: Monday, June 26, 2017
5:30 p.m.                     Media Check-In
6:15 p.m.                     Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m.                          Buffet Dinner
8 p.m.                          Award Presentation & Concert

MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: christina.cassidy@grammy.com andolivia.osborne@grammy.com by 11 a.m. PT on June 22.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event. If you have been confirmed for media credentials they will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event.  ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO I.D. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. NOTE: To plug into mult-box, media must bring XLR cable with a deck.

Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

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