Trey Anastasio Band will join Dave Matthews, Aaron Neville and Hurray For The Riff Raff to perform at “A Concert for Island Relief,” a benefit which will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Proceeds from the event will benefit hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The Madison Square Garden Company has donated the use of Radio City Music Hall and will cover all venue-related expenses, so that all proceeds from “A Concert for Island Relief” will go directly to organizations benefitting the victims of the hurricanes that devastated parts of the Caribbean. Additionally, Ticketmaster will donate their net proceeds from ticket service fees to this event. Funds will go to support both immediate and long-term needs in the devastating aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Anastasio has been active in his support for, in particular, Tortola of the British Virgin Islands, due to his strong connection to the island: “I love Tortola. I’ve written so many songs there. It’s where I’ve gone in the winter to slow down, write, and to bring new song ideas to completion. Songs that were born as little germs of ideas elsewhere, often were crafted and came to life in Tortola,” wrote Trey in a note after the island was ravaged by Hurrican Irma.
He continued, “The bulk of ‘Mercury’ was written while sitting by the water in Tortola. Recently ‘Breath and Burning,’ ‘Tide Turns,’ and ‘More’ were all written there. Loads of older songs were written there, too many to name, dating all the way back to the early 90’s.. I remember writing the melody for ‘Lifeboy’ while walking with my little travel guitar in the hot sun on that first trip in 1992. I can still hear the pace of the island in that guitar riff.”
Presale tickets for “A Concert For Island Relief” will be available via ticket request starting Tuesday, December 5, at 9AM ET at treyticketrequest.shop.ticketstoday.com.Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 8, at 12 PM ET at Ticketmaster.com.