Posted in music | tour dates on April 15, 2011

Joey Ramone

On March, 31st Mickey Leigh posted the following to wrote:

Post subject: Joey Ramone Birthday Bash 2011

As always, the first announcement of this event is posted for the most ardent of his fans right here, on Joey's website.

The birth and career of my brother is set to be celebrated once again, and I hope that many of you will be able to join me at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash 2011. I want to keep it uplifting so I'm not going to start talking any timelines. I think all of us here are well aware of what this year marks. I always want this to be a special occasion, and something for us to be happy about so:
"Don't be sad, cause I'll be there" - as he would say it.
I know many of you are coming regardless, but I'm sure are still anxious to hear who some of the performers will be. I can't give you the whole line-up yet, but can tell you who I am sure will be coming at this point.

From the band the Ramones played with at The Roundhouse in 1977 (my last tour with them) - The Stranglers' singer/songwriter/guitarist Hugh Cornwell will be performing the classics that made that band legendary. Joining Hugh on drums is Elvis Ramone also, and far more- well known as Clem Burke of Blondie. On bass is Fish -more info on him later.

Black 47 -a revered NYC band Joey went to see frequently, and had even hoped to produce a record for.

Richard Lloyd- co-founder of Television, the band that paved the way for all others to play at CBGB.
Richie Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Holly Beth Vincent, Ed Stasium, Al Maddy, Andy Hilfiger, and many others (TBA.. including myself, will be performing songs from the upcoming Joey Ramone solo album.
Also on the bill is Sunday Masquerade.

Please keep in mind this is just a preliminary notice. More to come soon.

Tickets for the 11th annual event are on sale. Joey Ramone died 10 years ago today.



Comments (16)

I heard LCD is doing a one off

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:07 PM


The world needs Joey more than ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:14 PM

Loved the way he said 'Bop'

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:19 PM

I'd just like to say this gig sucks.

Posted by M | April 15, 2011 4:19 PM

"Loved the way he said 'Bop'"

'Massacre' is my favorite.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:23 PM

Wow. I didn't know he was a fan of Black 47. Cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:30 PM

Fucking LEGEND~!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:42 PM

Black 47 huh? After 10 years of this shit they're really scraping bottom of the barrel.

Richard Lloyd is an asshole every time he picks up a guitar and doesn't play Marquee Moon.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:42 PM

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Posted by Road Cat | April 15, 2011 4:42 PM

Were any of you at the LCD show at MSG? 'Ish was off the chain...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:59 PM

4:59 when did LCD play MSG? That venue seems a little large for them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:19 PM

I hold him responsible for U2 still playing "In A Little While" live. So thanks for the pee break, Joey.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 7:30 PM

is that cassie ramone's father?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 8:57 PM

not only does this gig suck its just an excuse for Joey Ramone's creepy brother to sing Joey's songs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 5:07 PM

that's a photo of patti smith not joey ramone

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2011 8:42 PM

gabba gabba

just to inform the second personal album of Joey is coming this year

Posted by dd ramone | April 19, 2011 6:42 AM

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