Below is the official press release on the concert:
"GIMME SHELTER: Rock & Rescue NYC"
Rockers Unite October 4 in Support of Homeless Animals
WHO: BEASTIE BOYS, THE BLUE OYSTER CULT'S Joe and Al Bouchard, Nellie MCKAY, MARSHALL CRENSHAW, SIC F*CKS, THE CHOKE, MORE, THE STAR SPANGLES, THE DUELLING BANKHEADS. And More Guests T.B.A.
Special appearances by DEBBIE HARRY and MISS GUY
Master of ceremonies: NYC Nightclub Empress CHI CHI VALENTI
Guest Emcees: HANDSOME DICK MANITOBA, comedian MICHAEL SHOWALTER, MAY PANG and adult entertainer Jasmin St. Clair.
DJ Tony Buzzcock and Karmen Guy of Mad Juana will spin records between acts while video tributes to local rescues are projected on the big screen.
HOSTS: RATIONAL ANIMAL, ASPCA
WHAT: An annual concert and tribute to NYC animal rescue and no-kill city shelters by 2010. A charity event to benefit local rescue groups and the campaign for NYC's homeless animals.
WHEN: October 4, 2006, 7-1am
WHERE: Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (@ 9th Ave)
TICKETS (21 and over):
$50 GENERAL ADMISSION
$150 VIP ADMISSION
$875 VIP TABLES - 6-7 PEOPLE
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR SHELTER AND RESCUE WORKERS.
To purchase tickets: www.gimmeshelterrockandrescuenyc.org