Reaffirming that Neil Young really does have a "Heart of Gold
," the venerable singer/songwriter will once again headline
the 2008 Bridge School Benefit concert, in honor of the California school he co-founded to provide assistance for children with severe physical and speech impairments.
Joining him for the two-day event on Oct. 25-26 will be Jack Johnson, Cat Power, Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie (the latter two are joining Young on his North American fall tour, as well). Norah Jones and ZZ Top will perform on the first day only, while Smashing Pumpkins and Josh Groban stop by for day two. (Speaking of Groban, catch this video while it lasts. Warning: it may confuse you.)
Young co-founded the Bridge School in Mountain View, Calif. in 1986, and with the exception of 1987, has organized a benefit concert each year. Over the years, everyone from Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam and the Dave Matthews Band have graced the Shoreline Amphitheater stage. Proceeds from predominantly acoustic show will support the school, but details as ticket prices and the final line-up have yet to be revealed.
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