As he told us in our new feature interview, John Densmore of the Doors is working alongside former band mate Robby Krieger to set up a star-studded concert paying tribute to Ray Manzarek, their Doors band mate who passed away in 2013.
Densmore’s quote in our chat:
“When Ray [Manzarek, Doors keyboardist] died, I said, “Robby, let’s play. We haven’t played together in 15 years. Let’s play Doors’ songs at a concert for Ray and make it a benefit for cancer.” We just sent the letters out now to different artists, hoping that they’ll bite. It’ll be at either a small club or a giant auditorium, like the Whisky or Madison Square Garden. I don’t know the exact venue yet.”
Today, the Hollywood Reporter updated the story with the following bit of information:
“We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, maybe at the Greek or The Hollywood Bowl for a big concert this summer,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve teamed up with Live Nation and they are helping us get it all together. We just want it to be the best it can be.”
Stay tuned for more news regarding what’s sure to be a great, can’t-miss event!