The City Winery in New York City has announced it will put on a benefit concert for Ukraine through the Come Back Alive foundation, the largest foundation providing support to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The event will take place this Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
The benefit concert will be hosted by Ukrainian singer Eugene Hütz his band Gogol Bordello. There will also be performances by The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn & Franz Nicolay, Jesse Malin, Lady Lamb, Marc Roberge from O.A.R., Matisyahu, Patti Smith, The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt and Suzanne Vega. More acts are expected to be announced in the coming days.
“Ukraine belongs to Ukrainians! We are an ancient independent nation distinctly and forever different from this criminally insane neighbor. The proof you all see now in the fierce mind-blowing battle that the world is witnessing, a battle of Ukrainian people’s choice of freedom and democracy against psychotic totalitarian regime next door,” said Hütz, in a press release. “Please help us to win this battle, help us to end this catastrophe immediately and bring the intruder to justice. Please stand with Ukraine in the battle for its democracy and freedom. Please Donate and Fundraise with us. Ukraine needs all of you. All your support counts.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public today, Monday, March 7, at 3 p.m. EST. Additional donations may be made at the time of purchase. Get tickets for the benefit event here.
Additionally, City Winery will produce a limited edition, custom labeled wine which will be available at the benefit concert and online.
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