Matt Sorum is gearing up to present another concert to raise money for his Adopt the Arts foundation, which will be held on Thursday, May 12 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.
Sorum and LA native Abby Berman founded the non-profit in 2012 in response to budget cuts forcing a drastic reduction in music and arts education in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since its inception, the charity has donated 1,000 instruments to 30 LAUSD elementary schools and has attracted viable support from the Hollywood A-list, including Jane Lynch, Juliette Lewis, Billy Bob Thornton and John Stamos, all of whom serve either as board members or on the advisory committee.
The organization previously hosted a fundraiser at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard last January featuring headlining appearances by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Butch Trucks of the Allman Brother’s Band, and with a bigger venue and lineup, next week’s show could draw better numbers and possibly even break last year’s record of more than $106,000 raised to aid in its mission to preserve arts programs for California’s youth.
This year’s event plans to honor recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), who will be joined onstage by Sorum, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Dean and Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Stevie Salas (Mick Jagger), Paul III (Tina Turner, Disreputable Few), Damon Fox (Big Elf, The Cult) and DJ Morty Coyle. A live auction will be held later in the evening with all proceeds benefiting Adopt the Arts.
Tickets can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/jb88r2z Prices range between $40 for standing room only and $500 for a meet-and-greet VIP package.