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RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL
Three Special Live Shows July 22 & 23 at The Iridium in New York City
Tune in to Richie’s Twitter today for an exclusive fan code for the July 22nd show!
Tickets available beginning June 12th
July 23rd performances being taped for Public Television’s Front and Center
(June 9, 2014 – New York, NY) To mark the great Les Paul’s birthday today, Richie Sambora has just announced three very special live performances in celebration of the icon’s pioneering legacy. Richie Sambora Honors Les Paul will take place July 22nd (one performance) & July 23rd (two performances) at The Iridium, the famed club where Paul performed weekly for 12 years until his passing in 2009. These not-to-be missed shows promise to be impressive nights of authentic rock ‘n’ roll, celebrating the electric guitar sounds and versatility made possible by Paul’s inventive mind. For fans that are not able to see these incredible performances in person, the July 23rd show will air this fall on Public Television’s Front and Center. All merchandise will benefit The Les Paul Foundation.
Tune in to Richie’s Twitter today (@TheRealSambora) to grab an exclusive fan code for tickets to the July 22nd show at Iridium NYC. Tickets for the July 22nd show go on sale June 12th. Tickets for the Front and Center live tapings on July 23rd go on sale June 13th. VIP and standard packages will be available. Stay tuned to www.richiesambora.com for all ticketing details.
ABOUT RICHIE SAMBORA
Celebrated American rock icon Richie Sambora has become known throughout his remarkable 30-year career for his raw vocals, indelible songwriting and world-class guitar playing. As both a celebrated solo artist and a founding member of multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning band Bon Jovi, Richie has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits and 11 Top 10 hits, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. In addition to his work with Bon Jovi, he has released three acclaimed solo albums that have highlighted a more personal and intimate side to Richie’s songwriting: 1991’s Stranger in This Town,, and 1998’s Undiscovered Soul and 2012’s Aftermath of the Lowdown, which spawned the powerful single “Every Road Leads Home To You.” Richie is continuously lending his vocals and support to important causes and organizations that resonate deeply with him, whether it be the Hurricane Sandy relief effort affecting his home state of New Jersey or issues regarding the environment, homelessness, illness, hunger and music education.
ABOUT THE LES PAUL FOUNDATION
Les Paul formed his foundation as a means to encourage young people to pursue their curiosity and innovation about music, sound and engineering. Recent grants from the Les Paul Foundation include funding to multiple music education programs and to museums that tell the Les Paul story. The foundation’s comprehensive website at www.lespaulfoundation.org connects viewers to numerous resources. The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The foundation is based in New York.
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ABOUT THE IRIDIUM
Deemed “hallowed ground” by legendary guitarist Steve Miller, The Iridium stage has played a part in launching the careers of countless artists, though it may be known best as The Home of Les Paul. Called “The Father of the Electric Guitar,” Paul performed at The Iridium weekly for more than 12 years until his passing in 2009. Today, the club continues to celebrate his legacy, showcasing the diversity of the electric guitar with world-class special guests that have included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, the Rolling Stones’ Mick Taylor, Steve Miller, and Robert Randolph among others. Guitar World called it “the city’s–if not the country’s–new home of the guitar,” the New York Times dubbed it a “guitar shrine,” and the Wall Street Journal described it as “the small club that welcomes millions” for its regular HD webcasts and recordings for its IridiumLive label.
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