JOE WALSH calls on NINE INCH NAILS and DAVE GROHL for the VETSAID 2022 concert
Joe Walshmulti-Grammy Award-winning musician and Kennedy Center Honor recipient and VetsAidits national nonprofit 501(c)3 veterans organization, announced the lineup and on-sale date for its sixth annual festival. VetsAid 2022 will feature sets from a new reunited JAMES GANG (Joe Walsh, Jimmy Fox and Dale Peters) for a final performance, or “One Last Ride”, with special guest Dave Grohl as well as NINE INCH NAILS, THE BLACK KEYS and BREEDERS. The show will be hosted for the third time by the Cleveland native Drew Carey and will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Tickets will be available and on sale to the public on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10 a.m. EST at ticket master and priced starting at $59.99.
Walshwas to prepare an Ohio-wide bill for this year’s show with all net proceeds benefiting Ohio veterans and their families. He considers Columbus his birthplace, the JAMES GANG and NINE INCH NAILS originally from Cleveland, THE BLACK KEYS from Akron, BREEDERS of Dayton and Dave Grohl is from Warren, Ohio.
“It all started in Ohio” Walsh reflects. “Having picked up my first guitar as a child in Columbus launched me on a musical journey across Kent, to Cleveland, and then around the world. It is now a great privilege and opportunity for me to share again the scene with my original James Gang friends and with this absolutely amazing group of rock legends from Ohio like Trent Reznor and NINE INCH NAILS, THE BLACK KEYS, BREEDERS and Dave Grohl. I believe in Ohio and look forward to celebrating our musical heritage while honoring our veterans with VetsAid 2022.”
Now in its sixth year, VetsAid hosted its inaugural show on September 20, 2017 with a concert at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia featuring performances by Walsh, ZAC BROWN BAND, Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr. In 2018, VetsAid traveled to Tacoma, Washington with a sold-out event featuring Walsh, Don Henley, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, Haim and special guest Ringo Star. In 2019, Houston, Texas hosted VetsAid for a hit show with Walsh, ZZ-TOP, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, JASON ISBELL AND UNIT 400, Sheryl Raven and Brad Paisley. The pandemic has moved the festival online in 2020 and 2021 with intimate performances by Eddie Vedder, James Hetfield, Gwen Stefani and nearly 40 other artists from across the United States along with the debut of new music from Walsh in his studio available via livestream.
As every year, all net proceeds from the concert will go directly to veterans service charities selected through a coordinated vetting process in conjunction with the Combined Arms Institute. Nowadays, VetsAid disbursed $2,000,000 in grants. In 2022 VetsAid plans to make grants exclusively to organizations based in Ohio or with field operations in Ohio; grant applications are open now via the VetsAid website.
Veterans and their well-being have always been important to Walsh, a Gold Star son himself. His father was a flight instructor for America’s first operational jet aircraft, the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, and died while stationed and on active duty in Okinawa when Walsh was 20 months old.
Walsh aims to use this platform to raise funds and awareness of the still urgent and important needs of our returning soldiers and their families. Thanks to the establishment of VetsAid and this annual benefit concert, it aims to give back to those who have given so much in sacrifice for this country.
For more information, visit www.vetsaid.org.
picture by Ross Halfin