R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper and Tracy Chapman will play at this year’s Bridge School Benefit, an annual acoustic concert organized by Neil Young, who will perform at the event with his band Crazy Horse.
More artists are expected to be announced for the October 20 and 21 shows at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Ticket prices are $45 for reserved seats and $35 for lawn seats; they go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.
Young began staging the Bridge School benefit 15 years ago. Money from ticket sales goes to the Bridge School, a facility that helps physically disabled children. The school was co-founded in 1986 by Young’s wife Pegi, and, Jim Forderer, both of whom have children with speech and physical disabilities.
Last year’s benefit featured Young, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, the Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Tegan and Sara, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as well as a surprise appearance by Robin Williams.
It appears likely that Young and Crazy Horse will perform new songs slated for an upcoming record, Young’s management said. Early this summer, Young entered a San Francisco studio with Crazy Horse to work on new material, a Warner Bros. spokesperson said. He played a number of those tunes on his recent European tour, which ended July 28.
Track titles include “Don’t Say You Love Me,” “Gateway to Love,” “Hold You in My Arms,” “Going Home” and “Standing in the Light of Love,” according to his management office, who said the still-untitled record will be out next year.