Clapton Enlists Dylan, Crow, Blige, And D’Angelo For Benefit Gig

Eric Clapton has tapped Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and D’Angelo for a special one-off concert to raise funds for his Crossroads Centre on Antigua, West Indies.

The show will be held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 30, and proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Caribbean drug treatment and rehabilitation facility founded by Clapton.

“I want to give to others what recovery has given to me,” Clapton explained in a statement announcing the benefit show. “The chance to live again. This concert is my way of demonstrating my commitment to Crossroads while raising money and awareness for the Centre.”

The show will mark the second time that Clapton and Crow will have played a concert together in the last seven months, as the two were also in attendance for a Special Olympics fundraiser held at the White House last December (see “Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Run DMC To Perform At ‘Special’ White House Concert” ).