The producers of the SOLD OUT Official “100th Anniversary of Les Paul,” musical event announced an additional limited quantity of more tickets to go on sale today, Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EST via ticketweb.com. Due to the high demand and pleas from Les Paul fans for tickets, The Les Paul Foundation was able to offer a limited amount of more tickets to the event for sale. Once the tickets offered today are gone there will not be any more available. Fans of Les Paul will have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the most famous names in music at the official kick-off event to be held at Hard Rock Cafe New York. Music icons including Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Journey’s Neal Schon, Steve Vai, guitar virtuoso Johnny A, Count’s 77 and Lou Pallo and the Les Paul Trio will appear at the event. Ken Dashow from Q104 will emcee and stars of rock n’ roll will also attend. Ticketed guests will also have the opportunity to visit Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience, a 53’ interactive state-of-the-art journey through music with Les Paul that will be parked for the day in Times Square. Red carpet begins at 6:00 p.m. EST and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m.
The event, which will benefit the Les Paul Foundation, has limited capacity and ticket holders will get to experience a historical musical event of epic proportions.
Les Paul was the father of the solid body electric guitar - the inventor of multitrack recording, overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects, electronic echo and many other recording innovations that today’s recording artists use every day. Musicians from every genre have credited Les Paul for their careers. Numerous museum exhibits and awards continue to celebrate the innovations and accomplishments of Les Paul.
The Hard Rock Cafe New York has also created a limited edition collectible pin honoring Les Paul. The replica pin is of the guitar pick Les Paul designed and handmade using sand paper for a better grip. The oversized pick pin will be sold at the New York retail location exclusively. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pins will benefit The Les Paul Foundation.
Guests of the June 9th special event will be the first to see videos from some of rock n’ roll’s most famous faces including Slash, Sammy Hagar, HEART’s Nancy Wilson, Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, Richie Sambora and other friends of Les Paul.
The official 100th Birthday Celebration of Les Paul will be one of the most historical moments in music history. For over three years the Les Paul Foundation has been planning events and program which will continue the legacy of Les Paul, bring about excitement to explore and invent and remind people that Les Paul changed the face of music in many ways. For more information on all the events and programs scheduled go to www.les-paul.com