Joe Walsh has revealed the lineup for its sixth year VetsAid benefit concert, and this year’s lineup includes a newly reunited James Gang. Walsh first played with the band in 1968. The performance will include Jimmy Fox and Dale Peters, who rounded out the trio with Walsh on the 1970s classic The James Gang rides again.
The show takes place on Nov. 13 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and will also include Dave Grohl, Nine inch seamthat The black keys and the breeders. The concert is considered the James Band’s “last performance”.
Walsh lived in Ohio when he was younger and attended Kent State University. He left the James Gang in 1972 to form Barnstorm. It was Walsh who devised this year’s VetsAide bill, which includes artists with Ohio ties: The James Gang and Nine Inch Nails are both from Cleveland; the Black Keys of Akron; the breeders are from Dayton; and Grohl is from Warren.
“It all started in Ohio,” Walsh said. “Picking up my first guitar as a kid in Columbus set me on a musical journey to Kent State, Cleveland and then the world. Now it’s a great privilege and humbling opportunity for me to share the stage again with my original James Gang mates and with this absolutely incredible group of Ohio rock legends who Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, Black Keys, Breeders and Dave Grohl. I believe in Ohio and look forward to celebrating our musical heritage while honoring our veterans with VetsAid 2022.”
Proceeds from the concert will be donated directly to veterans services. VetsAid plans to distribute grants exclusively to organizations based in Ohio this year. Since its inaugural show in 2017, VetsAid has awarded $2 million to various organizations that support veterans and their families.
Tickets for the performance in 2022 go on sale in August. 5.
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