Roger Waters Set To Host 'Music Heals' To Benefit MusiCorps
June 23, 2015 at 12:03 PM (PT)
PINK FLOYD's ROGER WATERS is set to host a special benefit concert, MUSIC HEALS, in aid of the charity MUSICORPS, featuring special guests BILLY CORGAN, SHERYL CROW and TOM MORELLO. The event is scheduled for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16th, at WASHINGTON, DC's DAR. Tickets go on sale at 10a (ET) on FRIDAY, JUNE 26th and are available at www.livenation.com.
MUSICORPS is a charity supporting injured service men and women and their families. The MUSICORPS BAND, which will also perform, is made up of service members who have learned, and in some cases relearned, how to play instruments through the charity.
WATERS has supported MUSICORPS for a number of years and served as a mentor to members of the MUSICORPS BAND, playing with the veterans at the WALTER REED HOSPITAL in WASHINGTON, DC, and encouraging their love of music as part of the rehabilitation process.
Commented WATERS: "The work I have done over the last few years with these men and women has been some of the most rewarding I have ever done."
MUSICORPS founder ARTHUR BLOOM said: "By injecting music into this space, we can inject life."