Gary Clark Jr. and Foo Fighters to pay tribute to Aerosmith

The Boston band will be honoured as MusiCares 2020 Person of the Year.

Gary Clark Jr. and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.

Gary Clark Jr. and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.

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Gary Clark Jr. and Foo Fighters will join a star-studded line-up of musicians to perform live in honour of Aerosmith, who have been named by The Recording Academy as MusiCares 2020 Person of the Year.

Aerosmith are being recognised for their “considerable philanthropic work over five decades and an undeniable impact on American music history,” the Academy said in a press statement. They also highlighted Steven Tyler’s charity, Janie’s Fund, which aims to raise awareness for child abuse while also providing support to victims.

The 30th MusiCares Person of the Year gala will feature a concert played by Gary Clark Jr., Alice Cooper, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Emily King, John Legend, John Mayer and Yola. A cocktail reception, silent auction and gala dinner will follow the tribute concert.

Past MusiCares honourees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and many more. Aerosmith is only the second band to receive the honour following Fleetwood Mac in 2018.

The MusiCares event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on 24 January, the same week as the 62nd Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the Person of the Year show will go towards the MusiCares charity, which provides financial and other support for music people in times of need.

For more information about MusiCares 2020 Person of the Year and ticket purchases, click here.


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