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Detroit Music Legends To Play Rock Hall Anniversary Concerts

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A couple of Motor City music legends will be in this house this October when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its 25th anniversary with a pair of all-star concerts in New York City.

Motown veteran Stevie Wonder will perform on an Oct. 29 bill at Madison Square Garden along with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon solo and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Friends. The following night Aretha Franklin will take the stage along with U2, Eric Clapton and Metallica.

The shows are being curated by a team that includes actor Tom Hanks and his producing partner Gary Goetzman, Academy award-winning screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner, The Band's Robbie Robertson and others. They'll be filmed for broadcast at a later date.

The anniversary will also be observed with a book, "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years," and a nine-DVD boxed set featuring highlights from the annual induction ceremonies.

American Express cardholders will have access to a pre-sale for the concerts starting Monday (July 27th) through August 2nd via Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket then go on sale to the general public on August 3rd via Ticketmaster.

Web Site: www.rockhall.org

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