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Rock Hall celebrates 25 years with two star-studded concerts....in NYC

By malcolm Published: July 22, 2009

That's right folks.

Today, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that it plans to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with two groundbreaking concerts, both of which are in New York at Madison Square Garden.
It's going to be quite a shindig with a slew of big names and another slew of big one-off collaborations.

October 29th
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Simon & Garfunkel
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends
Paul Simon
Stevie Wonder

October 30th
Eric Clapton
Aretha Franklin
Metallica
U2

The artists are supposed to perform both their own rock hall worthy material and some songs by the folks that inspired them.
All of the proceeds from the two big concert will go towards creating a permanent endowment for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and Museum (that latter of which is in CLEVELAND).

The event is being sponsored by American Express (I don't know how to make one of those copyright symbols, but it goes right here) and AmEx card holders will have the opportunity to get their tickets a bit early if they use their card beginning 9 a.m., July 27th through August 2nd at 9 p.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The rest of us (i.e. the general non-AmEx having public) will have to wait until Monday, August 3rd at 9 a.m.

Of course if you don't make the shows perhaps you can mollify yourselves with this soon-to-be released celebratory product.

The Rock and Roll of Fame Foundation and Museum’s anniversary celebration will also extend beyond the concerts, with both a book and a deluxe DVD set to be released this fall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years, chronicling 25 years of induction ceremonies, will be published in September.

In August, Time Life will issue a nine-DVD boxed set of highlights of the past induction ceremonies, featuring speeches and all-star performances, many that have never before seen by the public.

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