While it's true that even the best tribute bands will never grace the same stages as the icons they emulate, a hoard of talented pretenders are about to tune up for a very important gig next week. On January 20, eight bands will strap on their wigs, glittery axes and unitards for a concert benefiting the community of Newton, Connecticut. Weeks after the grisly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14 that left 20 children fatal shot, the benefit show Our Town for Newtown hopes to offer more financial aid and compassion toward to the broken families and citizens in the quite suburb where the horror took place.
Originally launched in Las Vegas at the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino, the show is now coming to the City National Grove of Anaheim. The list of acts include Floyd FX (Pink Floyd), Space Oddity (David Brighton's salute to Bowie ), Pyromania (Def Leppard…duh), Queen Nation (yep, that's Queen), Lights (Journey), Ultimate Stones, Zeppelin USA and believable Beatles troupe, the Fab Four.
Tickets are on sale now at the Grove box office; $20 is the
minimum donation for admission. All proceeds will be channeled directly
through the (Greg & Kathy) Maddux Foundation and directed into an existing account set up in Newtown, CT by the United Way.