C Flanigan/FilmMagicU2 bassist Adam Clayton has been chosen to receive a prestigious honor at the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, which will be held June 26 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. The lauded Irish rocker will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, as well as his general dedication to helping people with addiction issues.
“MusiCares does such vital work in helping vulnerable people across our industry,” says Clayton in a statement. “I know from experience the importance of an accessible, supportive environment in times of need and I’m always happy to do what I can to benefit this important organization.”
Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares, says of Clayton, “Adam is a hero to fans and music creators around the world, and he is also a hero in the world of recovery for his fearless determination to give voice to the issues of addiction that affect — and all too often devastate — our music community.”
The gala will feature a variety of as-yet-unannounced performers paying tribute to Clayton. All proceeds raised by the event will go toward the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community with addiction recovery resources.
General admission balcony seats to the concert are available at AXS.com. Various VIP tickets can be purchased by phoning Wynnie Wynn at 310-392-3777 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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