On Sunday — Veterans Day — (November 11th) at Tacoma, Washington’s Tacoma Dome, Joe Walsh will be joined by fellow Eagle Don Henley, brother-in-law Ringo Starr, James Taylor,Haim, and Chris Stapleton at the second annual Vets Aid 2018 benefit concert.
Walsh launched his national 501(c)3 non-profit veterans organization on September 20th, 2017 with an inaugural concert at Fairfax, Virginia’s EagleBank Arena. Appearing with Walsh at last year’s show were Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, and Gary Clark Jr. The first Vets Aid concert disbursed nearly $400,000 in grants to veterans’ services organizations nationally and locally.
We asked Joe Walsh about the prospect of him jamming with his A-list guests over the course of Sunday night’s show: [“At Crossroads (Guitar Festival) I played ‘Steamroller Blues’ with James, and of course, if Don’s gonna do ‘(Life In The) Fast Lane’ and ‘Hotel California,’ I’ll probably get up there and do that. We’re gonna leave it wide open, if it mutates to where people are on stage besides their part of it, that’d be great! That used to happen all the time, but it’s a different world now (laughs).”SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . different world now (laughs))
Ringo Starr explained that the relationship he shares with Joe Walsh these days is worlds away from when they first worked together in the early-1980’s: [“It’s a different life we lead now. We both, actually got our share of ‘medication’ (laughs), y’know, for many years and we both pulled out of that life and now, y’know, we’re a couple of healthy guys, livin’ a good life. We’re playing a lot; I’m playing every chance I get — y’know, he’s out solo. And, y’know, we’re brother-in-law(s) now. He’s my brother-in-law — not only my best friend.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . my best friend)
- Tickets are available through the Tacoma Dome Box Office as well as Ticketmaster and will be priced at $155, $95, $45 and $25.
- Military discounts will be available to all active and retired military personnel and their families by showing identification at the Tacoma Dome Box Office.
- For more information, including grant applications for small veterans services groups, log on to www.vetsaid.org.