A star studded one off supergroup will perform at the ‘Above Ground’ concert the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles on April 16th. The band will feature Corey Taylor, Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, Dave Navarro, and Billy Morrison. They will perform the Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground & Nico and Adam and the Ants’ Kings of the Wild Frontier albums in full.
“After losing too many friends to suicide and depression, and having suffered personally with a wide range of mental health issues, we want to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health,” Morrison said in a video clip.
Navarro promised the all-star band will perform the two “iconic albums in their entirety – exactly as they were recorded and released on vinyl.”
Courtney Love lost her husband Kurt Cobain to suicide in April 1994. Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died by suicide in 2017.
A Live Nation ticket pre-sale launches Thursday, February 22nd at 10 a.m. PST and concludes Friday, February 23rd at 10 p.m. PST. General public tickets go on sale Saturday, February 24th at 10 a.m. PST.
Morrison ends the video on a poignant note about mental health awareness, encouraging viewers to “spread the word that it’s OK to ask for help.”