Former Eagles guitarist headlines Levitt benefit
Published 2:12 pm, Monday, July 20, 2015
The concert helps underwrite the Levitt’s season of 50 free evenings of entertainment at its riverside venue.
Felder, who left the Eagles in 2001, has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998. He performed with the Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones and, among the group’s many classic hits, co-wrote ''Hotel California.'' The Eagles’ Greatest Hits Album (1971-75) sold more than 29 million copies in the U.S., and the group’s overall album sales total more than 83 million.
He also is the author of a memoir, “Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles,” published in 2008, which became New York Times bestseller.
In addition to his work with the Eagles, Felder over the years has joined other well-known musicians in recording sessions and live performances, including the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and Steven Stills, according to publicity for the Levitt concert.
Felder is touring worldwide in support of his new CD, “The Road To Forever.”
The Levitt’s summer benefit honors the Plotkin family — Janet, Fred, Carolyn, Amanda and Jonathan — for their support of the pavilion, as well as other arts groups and charitable causes. Janet Plotkin is the chairwoman of the Levitt Pavilion's Governing Committee.
The event chairmen are Roz and Bud Siegel, and sponsors include Tiffany & Co. and Leifer Properties.
Tickets for the Don Felder performance are: $55/$45 (members) patron section and $75/$65 (members) preferred section; also available are $250 premium tickets that include a pre-concert cocktail party with open bar and hors d’oeuvres, priority concert entry and an after-party. Gates open to ticket holders at 7:30 p.m.
To charge tickets, visit the Levitt Pavilion’s website: www.levittpavilion.com or call Ovationtix/Theatermania at 866-811-4111.