Adam Schlesinger Virtual Tribute is in the Works

Posted on: April 21st, 2021 at 5:08 am by

A virtual tribute to keep the late Adam Schlesinger’s memory shining on is in the works.

The Fountains of Wayne co-founder and bassist passed away one year ago due to Covid complications. “This is a proper musical send-off for my soul brother with a bunch of talented and groovy guests that would make Adam wince,” said bandmate Jody Porter, the organizer of Adam Schlesinger, A Music Celebration.

And what a lineup it is. The virtual memorial will feature footage from the Bowery Electric, along with a sizable list of performers and friends, including Micky Dolenz (Monkees), Sean Ono Lennon, Courtney Love, Jody Porter and the Berlin Waltz, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), James Iha, Taylor Hanson, Ben Kweller, Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Drew Carey, Peter Buck (R.E.M) with Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), and Jesse Malin, to name a few.

The show is slated for May 5 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and on sale now; net proceeds go to MusiCares and Bowery Electric.

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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