Celebrating what would have been the 56th birthday of punk-icon JOEY RAMONE, details for the yearly JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH have now been announced. The 7th annual Bash will take place Saturday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Mickey Leigh – event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone – announced today that in addition to a full roster of superstar artists, the evening will include a full set by rock and roll legends The New York Dolls.
This year’s celebration also includes the world debut of Slinky Vagabond, a new band featuring the combined talents of former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Blondie’s Clem Burke, David Bowie touring band member Earl Slick and Keanan Duffty. Retro-1960’s garage band The Chesterfield Kings and NYC punk-rockers The Bullys are also featured in the line-up. This year’s event will be MC’d by Little Steven Van Zandt and Matt Pinfield.
The evening will conclude with The Friends of Joey All-Star Jam featuring rare live appearances by original drummer Tommy Ramone and the first reemergence of Elvis Ramone, since he left the band in 1987. Joining them on stage will be Queercore inspiration and punk rock pioneer Jayne County, Walter Lure, The Dictators’ Andy Shernoff and J.P. “Thunderbolt” Patterson, Furious George’s George Tabb, Willie Nile, Richie Stotts of the Plasmatics, Al Maddy, Walt Stack, Tish & Snooky, longtime group producer “Fifth Ramone” Ed Stasium and Mickey Leigh. As always, Sean O’Sullivan’s Punk Pipers will round out the night on the bagpipes. Additional unannounced surprise guests are expected to join in.
Visit joeyramone.com for more details!