Got a pleasant surprise in my inbox this morning: an email from the Los Angeles Philharmonic saying that Bob Mould and some special guests, including Dave Grohl and Ben Gibbard, would be appearing at Walt Disney Concert Hall in November.
Wait. Bob Mould, Dave Grohl, Ben Gibbard, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, all in the same sentence??!!!
Really. . . . Believe it. Love it. Plan for it.
Tickets go on sale Sept 25, but subscribers can get their seats early. Details are at the bottom (taken from the LA Phil’s website). While you ponder how many tickets you plan on acquiring, enjoy this clip of Foo Fighters joined by Mr. Mould (yeah, it’s a little weird writing “Mr.” for a punk music demi-god, but I’ve got a personal style sheet to which I’m trying to adhere)
Monday, November 21, 2011, 8:00PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall (Map/Directions)
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Bob Mould
- Dave Grohl, special guest
- Ben Gibbard, special guest
- Ryan Adams, special guest
- No Age, special guest
- Best Coast, special guest
- Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, special guest
- Margaret Cho, special guest
- Grant-Lee Phillips, special guest
Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 25 at 10am
In this very special, one-night-only event, some of today’s greatest artists gather to celebrate the music of punk and alternative rock icon, Bob Mould. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Ryan Adams, No Age, Best Coast, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), and Margaret Cho with Grant Lee Phillips will perform songs from Bob’s catalog. Bob himself will also be performing.
As the former frontman for seminal bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar, Bob has been writing, recording, and playing for over three decades. Earlier this year, Mould released his autobiography “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody” with collaborator Michael Azerrad. The New York Times proclaimed the book to be ‘audacious and moving’ while the Wall Street Journal labeled it a “beautiful, painful, frank memoir.” Mould’s passion for the early hardcore scene along with his unique style and irrepressible drive produced some of the most influential music of the late 20th century. This extraordinary evening of music honors one of the most revered figures of punk rock, whose driving force altered the shape of American music
Photo credit: Noah Kalina, courtesy of http://www.bobmould.com