James Gang Reunites: Joe Walsh Calls On Dave Grohl For Band’s ‘Last Performance’ For Charity | Guitare.com
Joe Walsh has unveiled the lineup for his sixth annual benefit concert, featuring a line-up of Ohio-based artists such as the recently reunited James Gang, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana, The Black Keys and Nine Inch Nails.
The show, which takes place Nov. 13 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, aims to raise money for VetAid, a charity for veterans. This concert is also billed as the “final performance” of the James Gang, in which Dave Grohl will make an appearance as the fourth member – with Joe Walsh on vocals and guitar, drummer Jim Fox and Dale Peters on bass.
Walsh, who lived in Ohio as a child, explained why he decided to focus this year’s event on the state: “It all started in Ohio,” Walsh said. “Having my first guitar as a kid in Columbus launched me on a musical journey through Kent, to Cleveland, and then around the world.
“Now it’s a great privilege and a humbling opportunity for me to once again share the stage with my original James Gang buddies and with this absolutely amazing group of rock legends from Ohio like Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, the Black Keys, the Breeders and Dave. Grohl. I believe in Ohio and look forward to celebrating our musical heritage while honoring our veterans with VetsAid 2022.”
VetsAid plans to distribute grants exclusively to Ohio-based organizations this year. Since the first gig in 2017, VetsAid has donated $2 million to various organizations that support veterans and their families.
Tickets for the 2022 show go on sale August 5.