Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer will perform live, as both Spinal Tap and The Folksmen, when they headline Concert for a Cause, this Monday, August 27th 8.p.m. at Avalon in Hollywood to raise funds to battle multiple myeloma, with proceeds benefiting the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).
Tickets are still on sale for the rare reunion of the trio, who will perform as the fictitious bands made famous in 1984's This Is Spinal Tap and 2003's A Mighty Wind (directed by Christopher Guest for which Guest, McKean and Eugene Levy won a Grammy Award for the title track).
Spinal Tap had last performed at Al Gore's "Live Earth" concert this summer to help raise awareness of Global Warming and to encourage people and governments to go green. The trio had not played together as either Spinal Tap nor The Folksmen for half a decade prior and there are no assurances that they will ever play together again, so we encourage any fans not to miss this event.
Tickets may be purchased at www.wantickets.com or call 1-866-926-8499. Ticket prices are $50 for general admission, and $250 for VIP, which includes a VIP pass to an exclusive post-show reception.
Michael McKean first became involved with the IMF when a friend and colleague, Lee Grayson, was battling multiple myeloma. Since then, he has supported the IMF in Lee's honor, by his celebrity appearance on the televised game show "Celebrity Jeopardy" (set to re-air on August 8) -- playing, winning and donating the proceeds he won to the IMF.
Susie Novis, President of the IMF, says, "One of the International Myeloma Foundation's main goals is to reach out to myeloma patients everywhere, to let them know that they are not alone, that the IMF is here to help. Michael McKean's continuing support and the additional support from Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer, will help raise awareness, and will let more people who have been diagnosed know that there is a place to go for help, information and support."
The International Myeloma Foundation - conducting research and providing education, advocacy, and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers, and physicians--hosts the event. The International Myeloma Foundation is the oldest and largest myeloma organization, reaching more than 165,000 members in 113 countries worldwide.
|Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer as Spinal Tap (left) and The Folksmen (right)|