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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Reports on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary show have been confirmed. The two-night event will be happening at Madison Square Garden on October 29th & 30th. The lineup for those shows will include...

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

October 30:
Eric Clapton
Aretha Franklin
Metallica
U2

"Stay tuned for more information on special guests yet to be announced."

"American Express cardmembers have access to advance tickets Monday, July 27 at 9AM to Sunday, August 2 at 9PM, before they go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 3 at 9AM. For once-in-a-lifetime VIP Benefit Packages priced from $25,000 to $100,000, email rockhall@eventassociatesinc.com. For other Special VIP Benefit Packages priced from $750 to $5,000, go to ticketmaster.com." The cheapest ticket price is $79.50.

More info on the show's various sets and collaborations from Rolling Stone, who is helping to produce it, below...

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel @ The Beacon Theater - 2/13/09

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Sprawling across October 29th and 30th at New York's Madison Square Garden, the shows will feature Hall of Fame acts sharing the stage with guests and collaborators, honoring their influences and essentially retracing the history of rock in the process. For example, Crosby, Stills and Nash will share the stage with California-based artists while Metallica will lead a hard rock portion of the concerts. Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin will also each front a soul revue with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

"These once-in-a-lifetime concerts are designed to celebrate the artists and their music," said Jann S. Wenner, founder and editor of Rolling Stone and the event's executive producer.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder will perform on October 29th, while Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Metallica and U2 will take the stage on October 30th.

The shows are presented by American Express and shaped by a creative team that includes Tom Hanks, his producing partner Gary Goetzman, Robbie Robertson, Cameron Crowe and Wenner himself, among others. Joel Gallen, the producer behind the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, will direct the shows, which will be cut into one highlight special airing on HBO.

All proceeds from the concerts go towards creating a permanent endowment for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and Museum. "Twenty-five years ago a group led by legendary Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun created this foundation to recognize and celebrate the music and careers of artists whose music helped shape and define our generation," Wenner said.

AMEX cardholders get first crack at tickets on July 27th, and ticket sales will open to the general public on August 3rd.

The Rock Hall is also planning a book and deluxe DVD set to mark its 25th anniversary. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years will be published by Collins Design in September, and in August, Time Life will issue a nine-disc box set of highlights of the past induction ceremonies including never-before-seen footage. [Rolling Stone]

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Comments (43)

awesome! only $100,000 what a steal!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:23 PM

$100,000....really $100,000....

you must get to play back-up congas with all the bands performing, correct??

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:25 PM

What if they switched this show from MSG to Death By Audio and it was a Todd P show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:28 PM

What is the service charge on the $100,000 tickets..using tm current % rates it should be about $45,000 a ticket??

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:38 PM

for 100K do you get get spit roast lars ulrich w/ a friend?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:41 PM

you get double teamed by Simon and Garfunkel

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:43 PM

"What if they switched this show from MSG to Death By Audio and it was a Todd P show."

it would be on a sliding scale, $10-$20.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:47 PM

For a $100,000 Ticket you get a guarantee U2 Will play "One" Bruce will do "Born to Run" and Simon and Garfunkel will do "Mrs. Robinson"!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:48 PM

the cheapest ticket is $80. that is a pretty good deal. i bet you can can decent tickets for 150 bucks and see some of the biggest bands in history. hard to argue that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:49 PM

Even if $80 are nosebleeds, that's pretty good to be able to see 5 (4 1/2? Paul Simon playing twice in one night?) bands that'd likely cost you at least that much individually.

Posted by panopticon | July 24, 2009 12:53 PM

i agree w 12:49...good mix of bands...granted theyre old and that s&g youtube above is far from "good"

but that's what shld be expected. it's only $80...not like it's 100k or anything.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:53 PM

for 100K you get to do bong hits with david crosby

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 1:09 PM

clearly '& Young' is the only musician smart enough to know this thing will thoroughly debase everyone's carriers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 1:11 PM

and it will debase their CAREERS (in addition to their carriers).

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 1:25 PM

Oh great, old people.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 1:28 PM

at what point does everyone stand in a circle on stage and jerk each other off?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 1:31 PM

Rock & Roll Hall of MEH is more like it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 1:51 PM

for 100k, you get to eat a small African child in front of Bono

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 2:06 PM

I love this photo...it looks like Bruce is about to crowd surf

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 2:07 PM

metallica opens for aretha franklin. come on, that's amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 2:46 PM

for 100k, you replace Garfunkel

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 3:04 PM

WHY ISNT ANY MONEY GOING TO CHARITY? THIS IS RIDICULOUS!

Posted by Anon | July 24, 2009 3:10 PM

Hey, the circle jerk only comes as part of the VIP package, asshole.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | July 24, 2009 3:26 PM

Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder appearance? As they have they playing Philly 10/28 and 10/30 but no 10/29 show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 5:01 PM

I've never heard of any of these bands. Any good?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2009 10:47 AM

Well, the cheap seats were gone immediately

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 9:11 AM

I pulled some section 420 ($79 tixs) but couldn't pull the trigger...plus they are behind the stage but what did I expect?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 9:27 AM

Fuck you TicketMEHster. Fuck you hard. Can't believe I just spent $500 on 2 tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 9:30 AM

Still some silver vip packages..I pulled Sec 3 Row L two tickets total $10,000! Hurry!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 9:50 AM

PASSWORD: inplatinum

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 9:54 AM

I really hope no one pays these ridiculous prices and they are forced to lower them

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 10:06 AM

Think of it this way for every 1 ticket they sell in the platinum section it would equal 125 $40 tickets at another show. All they need to do is sell 160 tikcets and it would be like selling out another show there where all the seats were $40...

My head hurts!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 10:17 AM

This was the obvious case of tickets being "gone" immediately at 9:00:12 seconds. Tried to get the lowest tier tickets; I was typing my security password at 5 seconds after 9, and everything was already gone.... except for 2 $2500 seats, which I obviously had to throw back into the pool. Darnn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 9:25 AM

I got tickets easy on the presale for the $79 section for both shows...

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