John Mayer Taps Weir, Chappelle For Montana Flood Relief Benefits – Billboard


John Mayer‘s loyalty starts in his again backyard. The rocker who has lived in Large Sky Nation for the previous decade introduced a trio of receive advantages concert events on Tuesday (July 26) to lift finances for his fellow Montanans impacted through June’s ancient flooding of the state’s Yellowstone River.


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After teasing closing month that he used to be making plans some “in point of fact superb occasions,” Mayer, 44 printed that the trio of Upward push For the River displays will function him teaming up along with his Useless and Corporate bandmate guitarist/singer Bob Weir on Aug. 8, adopted through a gig with comic, and previous Managed Threat excursion mate Dave Chappelle, on Aug. 14. Mayer will end the run out with a solo display on Aug. 21; all 3 displays will happen on the open-air, 1,000-capacity Pine Creek Resort in Livingston, Montana.

Basic admission tickets, to be had right here now, are $150, with two pair for each and every display slated for an public sale that may come with one autographed poster of the night time’s lineup and early access into the venue; bidding is open now and can finish one week earlier than the display date. “I need to assist give love and power to a group that has all the time given me the similar,” Mayer mentioned in a observation.

Proceeds from the gigs will receive advantages the SW MT Flood Reduction Fund — a partnership between the Park County Group Basis and Higher Gallatin United Means — with finances earmarked for fast wishes together with emergency refuge, ingesting water, meals, clothes, meals alternative from misplaced freezers and fridges, in addition to clean-up and rebuilding efforts. You'll donate at once through texting Flood22 to 41444 or clicking right here.

The devastating June 13 floods broken properties and compelled the closure of a part of Yellowstone Nationwide Park because of mudslides, highway disasters, rock slides and exceptional heavy rain and prime water that pressured the evacuation of 10,000 guests. Every week after the flooding, Mayer posted an emotional message concerning the harm and the way it has impacted the group he’s been part of for greater than 10 years.

“The group flourishes on tourism, doing maximum of its trade for the 12 months all over the summer season months that draws vacationers to the world,” he mentioned of the world that is predicated closely on summer season visitors from guests. “As a result of the park closure, accommodations within the space have observed 50-70% cancellations, as would-be guests have opted to make different plans. Regardless that the park is closed, different improbable landmarks and companies stay open for trade, and the world is protected, gorgeous and nonetheless smartly price visiting. I write nowadays with a plea: in case you had been making plans to seek advice from Yellowstone and and canceled your plans, please, from the ground of my center, I ask that you just rebook them. Should you’re nonetheless making summer season plans, please believe creating a seek advice from to Livingston Montana or a the town within reach.”

Mayer promised that he could be again within the space after the realization of the Useless and Corporate excursion, which wrapped up closing week with a couple of display at Citi Box in New York. “I'm making plans some in point of fact superb occasions that you just received’t need to omit,” he teased on the time. “I’ll be sharing extra of what this improbable group has to provide, and also you’ll see for your self simply why I fell in love with where.”

Take a look at the display poster beneath.