Late last week we told you about the Hubert Sumlin Tribute Concert that’s set to take place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on February 24. Today, ticketing information and a number of changes to the lineup have been announced.
Jeff Beck and Levon Helm have pulled out of the event, but they’ve been replaced on the bill by other musical legends – namely Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and blues guitarist Buddy Guy. “Big Head” Todd Mohr, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, Jimmy Vaughan and David Johansen have also joined the already formidable lineup that includes Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., Dr. John, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Keb Mo. The house band will consist of Ivan Neville, Billy Flynn, Barrelhouse Chuck Goering, Steve Jordan, Danny Korchmar, Larry Taylor, Willie Weeks and Kim Wilson.
An American Express pre-sale starts tomorrow, February 2, at 10AM via Ticketmaster. The general on-sale will take place on February 6 at 10AM. You’re going to need to dig deep in your wallet for this one, as this Jazz Foundation of America benefit will set you back at least $150 with the valuable ducats topping out at $5,000.
[via Where's Eric]