SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2015 - Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield today announced the line-up for the second annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" concert benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Joining Hetfield and Hagar on Friday, May 15 at The Masonic in San Francisco are special guests (in alphabetical order): Jerry Cantrell, Pat Monahan, Linda Perry, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and more. Each legendary artist will be performing acoustic sets - with once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, duets, jams and surprise guests planned. Update: The big surprise guest was Adam Sandler.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to fund children's brain tumor research at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, one of the nation's leading children's medical facilities.
"Acoustic-4-A-Cure" was created by Bay Area rock legends Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield, whose vision was to raise needed funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF by bringing together some of their legendary friends and throwing a must-see concert for fans. Highlights from their inaugural sold-out concert last year included Hetfield's acoustic rendition of The Beatles "In My Life," Billie Joe Armstrong, Hetfield and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani bringing the house down with a medley of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and the Hagar promised, "only-in-San Francisco moment" when Hetfield, Armstrong, Satriani, Pat Monahan and Nancy Wilson joined him on stage for an all-star jam of Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" to close the show.
Click here for photos from the 2015 concert.
Click here for coverage of the 2014 concert.
About UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital. http://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/
About UCSF Medical Center
UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world as a leading academic medical center that provides innovative treatments, uses advanced technology, fosters collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and employs a highly compassionate team of doctors, nurses and staff. http://www.ucsfhealth.org/
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