Jane's Addiction to play Tony Hawk benefit
Oct. 17 L.A. event aims to create skateparks for at-risk kidsJane's Addiction has signed on to headline Tony Hawk's annual fundraiser SHRED Presents Stand Up for Skateparks, set for October 17 in Los Angeles.
The event, which benefits the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to create free skateparks for at-risk youth, will take place at a private residence in Beverly Hills and include demos by Hawk and other pro skateboarders and BMX riders.
"Music of Jane's Addiction flying through the air; Tony Hawk flying through the air, that's a party!" said Perry Farrell in a press statement. The Jane's Addiction frontman is a longtime supporter of Hawk's foundation and a member of the event's benefit committee, which also includes Shaun White, Miley Cyrus, Lance Armstrong, Andre Agassi, Jon Favreau and Michael Eisner, among many other influential celebrities.
"Whenever asked about my favorite bands of all-time, Jane's Addiction is always at the top of my list," stated Hawk, who launched the Stand Up for Skateparks charity event in 2004. "It will be a dream-come-true to have them play at our event."
Now in its seventh year, this year's Stand Up for Skateparks event will include a special pledge drive for a proposed skatepark in Long Beach, California.