NBC Tampa: Def Leppard’s Rick Allen and Styx’s Tommy Shaw preview The Big Love Benefit Concert
Legendary rockers Tommy Shaw and Rick Allen previewed their upcoming performance, The Big Love Benefit Concert.
“Los Angeles, CA: January 2021 – At a time in which the music industry is reeling from the loss of touring and live performance leaving career musicians and music industry workers to struggle through this crisis while facing unprecedented loss of work. Rick Allen of Def Leppard and Singer – Songwriter Lauren Monroe host a virtual benefit concert with all proceeds to benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which provides financial assistance to musicians in need. On Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 9pm EST / 6pm PST, the first Big love Benefit Concert BIG LOVE BENEFIT CONCERT will stream globally on nugs.net.”
Brett Callwood Of LA Weekly Designates The Big Love Benefit Concert La Weekly’s Music Pick!!!
This one is important. Singer/songwriter Lauren Monroe and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen host a live streamed concert to benefit the many musicians financially impacted by this COVID lockdown.
They say: “The iconic drummer of Def Leppard takes the stage along with Lauren Monroe and the Big Love Band, some of the world’s most talented musicians, and a special introduction by Bret Michaels. Special Guests include performances by Billy Idol, Tommy Shaw of STYX, Wynonna Judd, Myles Kennedy, Matt Sorum, Clayton Q and the Allman Betts Band. Special messages by Chicago, Sammy Hagar and other guests round out this star-studded concert.”
All proceeds go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Tune in at 6 p.m. PT on Saturday, January 23. Get all info here.
BREAKING PRESS FOR THE BIG LOVE BENEFIT CONCERT
ABC News Radio: Myles Kennedy, Bret Michaels & more playing Rick Allen-hosted virtual benefit concert Saturday
Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy and Poison’s Bret Michaels are part of the lineup of an upcoming virtual benefit concert organized by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and his wife, singer/songwriter Lauren Monroe, that will be streamed at nugs.net this Saturday, January 23, starting at 6 p.m. PT.
The event, dubbed the Big Love Benefit Concert, will raise money for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund in support of road crews and production staff who are out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Rolling Stone, Allen and Monroe will host the show, which also will feature performances by ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Billy Idol, Styx’s Tommy Shaw, country star Wynonna Judd and the Allman Betts Band, among others.
Rolling Stone: Billy Idol, Bret Michaels, Wynonna Judd Lead Big Love Benefit Concert
Allman Betts Band, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, Lauren Monroe, and more to take part in January 23rd livestream benefiting Sweet Relief Foundation
Billy Idol, Bret Michaels, Wynonna Judd, and the Allman Betts Band will take part in the Big Love Benefit Concert to raise funds for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The virtual show is scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd.
The benefit concert will be hosted by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe, with former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Myles Kennedy, and Styx’s Tommy Shaw also on the bill. The gig will also feature messages in support of the endeavor by Sammy Hagar and the band Chicago.
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen & his wife Lauren Monroe organize concert to help road & production crews out of work
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen & his wife Lauren Monroe put together the Big Love Benefit Concert to help road crews and production staff out of work due to the pandemic. You can stream it this Saturday at 6 p.m. (PT). Tickets are $14.99 and proceeds go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Buy tickets at >>> https://tinyurl.com/y4nlmdwh
Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe on Classic Rewind
Airing: Friday morning at 9AM ET…Classic Rewind 25
Good Day New York
Catch me live Wednesday, January 13th, with Bret Michael on Good Day New York on FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com.
Should be around 9:10am ET!
Live on Instagram
Today at 4:30pm PT (7:30pm ET), you can catch me Live on Instagram with the fantastic Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver! https://www.instagram.com/rickallenlive/ Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!
Big thank-you to my wife, Lauren, and also to all of my friends, family, and each of you for your support, love, and friendship over this past year. Looking forward to a fantastic 2021 with all of you! #BigLove ❤️ 👍 🙏
A very Merry Christmas to one and all! 💖
Big Love Benefit Concerts
Lauren writes: With the blow that COVID-19 took on the live music industry, Rick and I realized there’s such a need for support in the music community especially around production workers and stagehands – we had to do something! We partnered with Sound Image Studios and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to set up a virtual concert benefiting those whose jobs have been affected. Without our music venues and these wonderful people, we wouldn’t have the music experience that we need and brings us all together. This event is for them!
MusicRadar: Best Rock Drummer
Wow! This was a surprise! Big thank you to MusicRadar and especially all of you who voted for me.
Can’t wait to see everyone again!
Counting my blessings… 🙂
Raven Drum Foundation Sizzle Reel – Big Love Benefit Concerts
Proceeds will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Veteran’s Day 2020
They deserve much more than just a single day, but today we are reminded of and thank all of our veterans everywhere for the sacrifices that so many of them have made. I love you and I thank you!
Digital Journal Interview
Here’s a recent interview that Lauren and I did that I wanted to share with you. We talk about Lauren’s music and upcoming December release, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, my art, and the Big Love Benefit Concert coming soon! Check it out!
Big Love Benefit Concert
Join us on (Date to be determined): purchase a ticket for the Big Love Benefit Concert, buy exclusive merchandise, pledge a donation, and bid on a coveted rock-celebrity donated items to help support the cause. The Big Love Benefit Concert will not only bring financial and mental health support to our music industry family, but offer to the world a star-studded musical healing event that will reach your heart and inspire your soul.
All proceeds will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to our industry and helps provide funding of basic needs and mental health services.