The Nelson brothers are remembering their father, Ricky, while also raising cash for juvenile diabetes. I think that's pretty cool so maybe if you're in the Hamptons area (are the Hamptons Metal?) you can stop by and check out the show. At the end of this post you'll notice the ticket price includes a meet and greet. I'm typically opposed to ever spending any amount of money to meet a musician but since this is for a charity, I guess I'll let it slide.
(New York, NY) July 29, 2010 - Celebrity entertainers Matthew & Gunnar Nelson announced the RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR will head to the Hamptons for a special one night only benefit performance to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY on August 28th.
"RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED" is a unique multi media event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs (including "Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man", "Garden Party") performed by Ricky's own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the NELSON family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America's original 'Teen Idol'. This year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Rick Nelson's passing in a tragic New Year's Eve plane crash.
"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the 25th Anniversary Ricky Nelson Remembered Tour to the Hamptons for a good cause," said Gunnar Nelson. "It will be a special evening with friends and family and great music to raise funds for JDRF."
"Our Pop (Ricky Nelson) taught us how important it is to live life and give back where we can," adds Matthew Nelson. "It will be an incredible night of music and fun - all while helping find a cure for Diabetes."
"RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED" stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of '50s TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson. When Matthew & Gunnar hit #1 on the Billboard with their rock band NELSON with their self-penned #1 mega hit "(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection" it put the Nelson family in the Guinness Book of World Records as the ONLY family in entertainment history with THREE generations of #1 HITMAKERS! With their rock band NELSON, Matthew and Gunnar have (5) Five Top 40 Billboard hits, (4) Four #1 MTV videos and have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide!
RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson
*25th Anniversary Tour*
August 28th at 7pm - Special Benefit Fundraiser
The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street Amagansett, NY
Tickets - call (631) 267-3117 or online StephenTalkhouse.com
Proceeds Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
VIP Tickets $100 include a private pre-show meet & greet
"After the Rain" (featuring Mark Slaughter) at M3 Rock Festival, June 2010