Sheryl Crow, Don Henley and Sting will be among the performers at two Music To My Ears tribute concerts next month for the late Timothy White, a former Billboard magazine editor and accomplished music scribe.
The shows will take place October 7 at Boston’s FleetCenter and October 8 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Crow, Sting, Henley and John Mellencamp will play both shows, while Billy Joel and James Taylor will perform in Boston and Brian Wilson will play in New York.
Tickets go on sale August 26, and proceeds will benefit White’s family.
White worked as the editor in chief of Billboard magazine from 1990 until he died of a heart attack June 27 at the age of 50 (see “Billboard Editor Timothy White Dead At 50″ ). He started his career at the Associated Press in 1972 and later worked as managing editor of Crawdaddy and senior editor of Rolling Stone. White wrote several acclaimed books, including the Bob Marley biography Catch a Fire, three volumes about the Beach Boys and a book on James Taylor.