Neil Young, No Doubt, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Fleet Foxes, Wolfmother, Sheryl Crow, Gavin Rossdale and the Monsters of Folk will perform at both nights of the annual Bridge School Benefit at Mountain View, California's Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 24th and 25th, the Bridge School Website announced yesterday. Jimmy Buffett will also perform at the Saturday night show, and actor Adam Sandler — who got to rock out in Funny People — will take the stage Sunday.
Young and his wife Pegi established the Bridge School concerts in 1986, and the 2009 dates mark the 23rd annual benefit. The Bridge School assists children with severe physical and speech impairments. Tickets for the concerts go on sale Sunday, September 20th at Live Nation. The Bridge School site also reminds fans to check back as more special guests will be announced.
Besides Young, who has performed at all of the Bridge School Benefits, and Crow, who appeared at the 1999 concert, all of the artists involved are making their Bridge School debuts. Past performers over the past 23 benefit concerts include David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Wilco, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Thom Yorke, Green Day, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band and countless more. By tradition, all of the musicians perform using acoustic instruments, which resulted in an interesting set when Metallica played for the Bridge School in 2007.
Curious to know how Wolfmother may handle their acoustic set? We threw Andrew Stockdale an acoustic guitar and demanded he interpret songs from the band's new Cosmic Egg recently. Check out how he fared here.