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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Lineup for 2012 Bridge School Benefit Concert Announced

UPDATE: Bridge School Benefit Concert 2012 - Reviews & Reports

Here's the lineup for the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert 2012:

  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • Jack White
  • Guns N' Roses
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Foster the People
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang
  • Gary Clark Jr.

Dates for the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert are October 20 & 21, 2012 at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA.

Tickets will go on sale Fri 9/14 at 10 AM PDT.

In the coming days The Bridge School will have more announcements. They will also be first revealed via The Bridge School | Facebook and Bridge School | Twitter.


From Bridge School Benefit to Feature Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Mumford Sons | Rolling Stone Music By Andy Greene:
Neil Young and his wife Pegi founded the Bridge School in 1986 when they became frustrated over their inability to find an adequate school for their son Ben. The annual concert helps raise much-needed funds for the school. "Neil came up with the acoustic format," Pegi Young told Rolling Stone in 2010. "It was genius. Nobody was doing that at the time. This was before MTV Unplugged or any of that. It was also a good way to keep the costs down and do something a little edgy for a lot of people and really take them out of their comfort zone."

Also, see complete reports on last year's 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert (25th Annual) with reviews, photos, YouTube videos and commentary.

Now who's going this year?!

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At 9/08/2012 01:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that bridge looks to be coast trail in HMB

At 9/08/2012 01:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh Im not gonna pass up this freak show. Ive already got 19 under the belt. Steve Martin is funny.

At 9/09/2012 04:04:00 AM, Anonymous SD said...

That is an awesome lineup!

At 9/09/2012 12:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is an awesome lineup! Flaming Lips are great. Everybody should own Yoshimi and the Soft Bulletin. Two of the best albums ever made. Jack White is in superb form and I really like his latest. Blunderbuss.

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At 9/09/2012 07:48:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

Where did you get that tracklist?

At 9/09/2012 08:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 9/09/2012 09:21:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

Awesome thanks! Looks good to me.

At 9/09/2012 10:26:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

note to Anon 1:22--don't expect a stand-up routine, but if you like bluegrass, enjoy...

At 9/10/2012 01:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve still gets off some good raps between tunes.

At 9/10/2012 10:03:00 AM, Blogger asg said...

THAT'S no surprise...

At 9/10/2012 09:52:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Steve Martin and band played two sold out shows at the Rochester Jazz Fest this year, and smoked 'em both by all accounts. A feat only accomplished previouly by Jeff Beck in our little town. He'll bring the house down with his music AND with his banter.
I can remember seeing him as a bit player on a saturday morning kid variety show well before SNL and 'King Tut'. Played some banjo there too.

Not sure what GNR can do, nothing any of them have done has appealed to me, ever, but that's just me I suppose but Lucinda Williams will certainly be a treat.

I have a new friend with a special needs, non-oral child and see the struggle both mother and child go thru with these disabilities. It brings the need for Bridge School and the shows clearer to me and fortifies the special efforts and committments by all, especiall Peggy and Neil to this tremendous cause and need.

At 9/10/2012 10:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucinda could punch up her game a lil, from the past 2 times Ive seen her play this. Flaming Lips I dont really get, but Zappa I dont either. saw them with Beck. lots of furry animals and balloons. Sarah Mc is ok, mello. Jack White, we saw this coming. He'll be solid I imagine. will see if NY joins him, he usually does almost every act. Foster, 1 hit wonder, sorry boys. youre young though, who knows. Gary Clark hear many good things about him. GNR ? I tell you what, Pegi wont put up with any Axel being 2 hrs late BS. should be interesting. If only BucketHead was there. NY&CR ? electric is the way to go with these boys but they might surprise also.

At 9/11/2012 09:09:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks SONY for the rundown.

Steve Martin's a good guy. Maybe this makes up for Jimmy Fallon canceling last year?

Maybe steve will do a Neil impression?

At 9/24/2012 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

Can anyone dig up info on the live stream? Will there be one? Will it be for both nights?

At 10/19/2012 07:44:00 PM, Blogger Avi Altman said...

Is the line-up the same both days?


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