Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Metallica‘s James Hetfield and The Killers‘ Brandon Flowers are all performing during VetsAid 2020: Home for the Holidays, a virtual version of Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh‘s annual VetsAid charity concert in support of military veterans.
The online event will air December 12 at 6 p.m. ET. Other artists on the bill include Alice Cooper, Gwen Stefani, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Daryl Hall, Ben Harper, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson and Billy Bob Thornton.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, November 18, at 12 p.m. EST at VetsAid.Veeps.com, with discounts available for active-duty military personnel and veterans.
“Our veterans community already suffers from increased poverty rates, mental health issues, re-entry difficulties and personal crises in the best of times,” Walsh says in a statement. “During this pandemic they are especially vulnerable. I’m proud of this nationwide tradition we have built and I can’t think of a better way to remember and honor the men and women who have served our country this holiday season than by helping us raise funds to support their essential and basic needs.”
As with the previous VetsAid shows, the virtual event will raise funds for various organizations that support veterans services around the U.S. Recipients will be announced soon.
For more info, visit VetsAid.org.
By Matt Friedlander & Josh Johnson
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