DEBBIE HARRY TO PERFORM AND MOBY TO DJ AT RATIONAL ANIMAL'S 3RD ANNUAL 'GIMME SHELTER: ROCK RESCUE' BENEFIT CONCERT AT NYC'S HIGHLINE BALLROOM ON OCT. 6
431 W 16th St (btw. 9 & 10 Ave)
GOONSQUAD, JESSE MALIN, BLOODY SOCIAL, CHI CHI VALENTI AND JOHNNY DYNELL ALSO ADDED TO THE BILL
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPT 12Major star power has signed on in support of Rational Animal's 3rd annual 'Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue' benefit concert, to be held at NYC's Highline Ballroom on Oct. 6. Pop culture icon Debbie Harry is set to perform, and world renowned electronic artist Moby will spin. on several songs. Chi Chi Valenti and NYC DJ Johnny Dynell just announced to MC the event. Brit rockers Bloody Social, Miss Guy from the Toilet Boys new band GoonSquad and DJ J.D. Samson from Le Tigre were also recently added to the bill.
Beastie Boy AdRock and Gina Gershon will serve as guest hosts for the event and performances by downtown singer/songwriter Jesse Malin, up and coming rocker Lissy Trullie and Brooklyn indie power trio Earl Greyhound have already been announced.
The â€˜Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescueâ€™ benefit concert is a co-venture with Rational Animal and the ASPCA. The event celebrates ten stellar NYC animal rescue groups working with the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to end euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in city shelters by 2015.
About Rational Animal:
Rational Animal was founded in New York City in 2002 by Susan Brandt, a media professional with a passion for animals. The organizationâ€™s mission is to increase public awareness about at-risk animals in New York City - those animals whose lives and well-being are in jeopardy. RA creates media campaigns and special events to advocate primarily for homeless companion animals. This volunteer organization is driven by a core of writers, artists and designers, filmmakers, editors, and event planners, researchers and ethologists - all animal lovers who use their talents to creatively produce media to increase awareness for the animals that need our help.
The Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue benefit concert is also presented by Highline Ballroom, Mudhoney Salon, Save The Chimps, NY1 News, GBH TV, Zipang Sparkling Sake, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Red Jacket Orchards.