Joey Ramone Bday Bash
The first JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH was held just one month after the rock star lost his seven-year battle with lymphoma in April 2001. Living up to a promise made to the singer to celebrate his 50th birthday, JOEY's mother Charlotte Lesher and brother Mickey Leigh organized an all-star rock and roll party and have continued the tradition annually. All net proceeds are donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
Customarily, the BIRTHDAY BASH features musical performances by a bevy of internationally acclaimed and up-and-coming artists, as well as screenings of rare and exclusive videos of JOEY and The Ramones. This year's roster of participants has not yet been revealed but is expected to be as exciting and stellar as any before.
Additionally, plans are being made for a special exhibition and sale of photographs by some of rock and roll's best photographers, to run for several days prior to the BIRTHDAY BASH at a gallery in Manhattan. Details will be forthcoming.
Tickets for the 2006 JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH are $25. Admission to the show is 16 years of age and up; doors open at 8PM and the festivities will begin at 9PM. Irving Plaza is located at 17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street and Irving Place. The club can easily be reached by subway (trains 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W to Union Square, also referred to as 14th Street).