Joey Ramone died 10 years ago today, his next birthday party is at Irving Plaza in May (tix on sale)
On March, 31st Mickey Leigh posted the following to JoeyRamone.com 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.