Joe Walsh’s VetsAid charity concert will take place November 10th, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
The lineup that includes the Eagles guitarist, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley and Jason Isbell. Tickets go on-sale Friday at 10:00 am via the venue’s website with prices ranging from $25 to $199.50.
“It’s about time we brought VetsAid down to Texas,” Walsh said in a statement, “and who better to share the stage with than my old buddies and Houston’s own ZZ Top! With Brad, Sheryl, Jason and more special guests to be announced joining us too this will be yet another historic night of incredible music for our vets… This is a night where all are welcome to celebrate the things that unite us as Americans: good friends, open hearts and great music!”
Walsh first staged VetsAid September 27th, 2017 at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. That lineup included Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr. Last year, it was held at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. Don Henley, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, Haim and surprise guest Ringo Starr played alongside Walsh that night.
The proceeds from VetsAid benefit numerous veterans charities. Over the past two years, they have raised over a million dollars. The cause is of particular importance to Walsh because his father died in a plane crash over Okinawa during World War II when the musician was just 20 months old.
Walsh has spent much of the past year playing overseas gigs with the Eagles. In September and October they’ll play their only American concerts of the year, a three-night stand at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas where they’ll perform Hotel California in its entirety.
and then the people get to vote. There’s a lot of people, I don’t know why they’re in there and there’s a lot of people, I don’t know why they’re not.”While he politely declined to specify any artists in the former category,
Walsh was quick to speak up for a childhood hero he thinks should be acknowledged. “There was a guy that didn’t make it last year called Link Wray,” he noted.
“He had a song called “Rumble” in the ’50s, and all us guitar players wanted to be Link Wray. And he didn’t get in because nobody knows about him.”
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys campaigned heavily for the nominated Wray to be inducted with last year’s Hall of Fame class, declaring that “none of us would be here without Link Wray.”
Walsh was inducted into the Rock Hall as a member of the Eagles back in 1998, but has never been nominated for his work with the James Gang or as a solo artist. On Nov. 11 in Tacoma, Wash., he will host VetsAid, a benefit concert that will include full sets by himself, Don Henley, James Taylor and Chris Stapleton. Ringo Starr will be a special guest at the event.