Jackson Hole News & Guide: Drum circle and famous musicians will gather to help heal trauma
A fantastic new article about our upcoming Mountain Rhythm Reset – very special healing event for veterans, first responders, and civilian trauma survivors – on Sep 21-23 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There is still time to get signed up and join us! More details: https://ravendrumfoundation.org/mrr/
Forbes Magazine: Drinking A Proper Cup Of Tea With Def Leppard’s Rick Allen
Few rock musicians are better qualified to talk about the intersection of music and healing than Rick Allen, drummer of Def Leppard.
The band’s album ‘Pyromania’ was selling millions of copies in the U.S. and their videos were all over MTV when in 1984 he lost his left arm in a car crash. His bandmates famously stood by him and he remained in the group — retraining himself with new techniques and a customized electronic drum kit. Allen’s Raven Drum Foundation now helps other survivors of trauma. I spoke with Allen about the power of drum circles, drinking tea with AC/DC’s Bon Scott and the music he is most proud of making.
Thank you to all who were able to join Lauren and the rest of us on her recent East Coast tour. 🙏✌
The Mountain Rhythm Reset!
Storytelling and Music to benefit Raven Drum Foundation
Not busy on September 9th/10th? Then join me in Healdsburg, CA for some fantastic charity fundraising events! Raven Drum Foundation is joining up with Chateau Diana Winery to present a special afternoon of storytelling and music. The concert event is on the 9th where you can join us for food, drinks, a silent auction, and then a live performance featuring my wife Lauren Monroe, myself, and special guests.
Those who would like to donate at the VIP level can also join us the next morning (the 10th) at 10am with a reserved seat at our Healing Drum Circle. It will include celebrity guest drummers Alvin Taylor and Franklin Vanderbilt along with first responders, victims of the Tubbs fire, and additional special guests! Drums will be provided as well as a Meet & Greet opportunity with Lauren & I. Plus we’ll have a brunch reception after the drum circle. Hope to see you there! Limited tickets are available now: http://chateaudshow.givesmart.com/
See you tonight, Boston!
Thank you WCVB Channel 5 Boston’s Maria Stephanos WCVB and the team at Channel 5 rock for having us! Watch more: https://www.wcvb.com/…/def-leppard-drummer…/44549029
Thank you Boston! See you tonight. It’s a sold out show!
Happy to be back “home” in the USA again
Happy to be back “home” in the USA again as we get a little break from the Def Leppard tour – but those of you on the East Coast can catch me live this coming week on tour with my wife Lauren Monroe! July 17-19 in Boston, NYC, and Philly. More info and tickets at: https://laurenmonroe.com/tour/
Happy Switch 625 Day!
It’s almost the end of this fantastic charity auction – bidding closes on Wednesday, June 21st! Check out these 6 dates in August where you and a buddy can see an awesome concert and, if you’d like, meet me before the show. Plus you get a drumhead that Tommy Lee and I autographed – and we’ll even put you up in a hotel for the night! Get those bids in now!
I’d love to meet some of you in person this August at a Def Leppard show! Check out these fantastic packages that Raven Drum has up for auction. You get a pair of tickets, a chance to say Hi before the show, a drumhead signed by Tommy and me – and we’ll even put you up in a hotel near the venue! Bid now through June 21st.
Live on tour this July with my wife Lauren Monroe!
Hey USA East Coast! You can catch me live on tour this July with my wife Lauren Monroe! July 17-19 in Boston, NYC, and Philly. More info and tickets at: https://laurenmonroe.com/tour/
Raven Drum Foundation will once again sponsor a program that will enable Veterans to attend the July shows for free. If you can’t make it yourself, send a Vet instead! 💜💜💜 Learn more at https://sponsoraveteran.givesmart.com
- 7/17 City Winery Boston – Boston, MA
- 7/18 City Winery NYC – NYC, NY
- 7/19 City Winery Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
You can also catch Lauren at Los Angeles Fleet Week this weekend! She’ll be at the main EXPO stage Sunday, May 28th from 5-6 PM for a healing hour of music. Get there early! More details here: https://lafleetweek.com/event/live-entertainment-lauren-monroe/
Good Morning America: Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen speaks out for 1st time since brutal attack
Rick Allen, the iconic drummer of Def Leppard, is opening up about his recovery journey only months after he was assaulted after a show in Fort Lauderdale in March.
The 59-year-old drummer sat down with “Good Morning America” in an exclusive interview to talk about the attack, where the drummer said he was “totally blindsided.”
Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support. Your love and prayers are truly helping. My wife Lauren was thankfully not with me at the time of the incident. We are together now, and working on recovering in a safe space. We are focusing on healing for everyone involved. We ask you to join us in our effort to move from confusion and shock to compassion and empathy. We understand this act of violence can be triggering for so many people. To all of the fans, veterans, and first responders in our global community we are thinking of you all. Together with love, we can all get through these difficult times.
Rick Allen & Lauren Monroe
Wentworth Gallery Show: SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO :: Sunday March 12
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
1:00 PM –
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
THE SHOPPES AT THE GUITAR HOTEL
5804 SEMINOLE WAY SUITE 103
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33314
Heading out to Atlantic City soon. Two nights of Def Leppard shows with an art show in the middle! Hope to see many of you there — both at the concerts and at the gallery.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1-3PM
Wentworth Gallery – Hard Rock Atlantic City
Contact the gallery to preview: 609-300-5095