Joan Jett at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Joan Jett

The annual Little Kids Rock benefit gala (which Brian Wilson played last year) happens this year at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on October 23 and honors Joan Jett. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will present Joan with the award and Alice Cooper, Tommy James, Darlene Love, Jake Clemons, Glen Hansard, Brody Dalle and Jesse Malin will all be on hand to perform Joan's songs as a tribute to her. The event is produced by Jake's fellow E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen (both also of The Sopranos). You can reserve a seat now ($25,000 seats are the cheapest ones remaining, but there's a waiting list for the two lower levels).

Joan doesn't have any regular shows in NYC on her tour schedule, but she will be nearby not long before the gala for a show at NJ's Count Basie Theatre on October 11 with Jesse Malin. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All of her dates are listed below...


Joan Jett -- 2014 Tour Dates
Sep 24 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 26 Central WA State Fair Yakima, WA
Sep 27 Lancaster Performing Arts Center Lancaster, CA
Sep 28 Budweiser Pavilion Bakersfield, CA
Oct 04 Bayfest Mobile, AL
Oct 05 Gretna Heritage Festival Gretna, LA
Oct 11 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
Oct 18 The Joint at Hard Rock Casino Tulsa Catoosa, OK
Oct 23 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY (Little Kids Rock benefit gala)
Oct 26 North Carolina State Fair Raleigh, NC
Nov 01 Fanfest Austin, TX
Nov 08 Old City Music Festival St Augustine, FL

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