Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert Announced
It has been announced that a tribute concert will take place next month to celebrate the music of guitar legend Ronnie Montrose, who passed away on March 3 from complications of prostate cancer.
Taking place on April 27 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, the event – ‘Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life In Music’ – will play host to the original lineup from two of the guitarists’ bands, including ‘Montrose,’ which featured Sammy Hagar (vocals), Bill Church (bass) and Denny Carmassi (drums). Renowned guitarist Joe Satriani will be filling in for Montrose.
Sammy Hagar commented on the event in a recent press release.”One of my top priorities this year was a Montrose reunion,” he said. “Ronnie and I planned to do it in Cabo in October. I am so sad it won’t happen, but on April 27, Joe Satriani, Denny Carmassi, Bill Church and I are going to play the hell out of some Montrose!”
Also performing on the night will be a star-studded band consisting of Neal Schon (Journey), Steve Smith (Journey), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Rickie Philips (Styx), Eric Singer (Kiss), Tommy Thayer (Kiss), Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T), Alice Cooper as well as members of Tesla.
Proceeds from the night will go towards the Ronnie Montrose Fund for San Francisco Bay Area Musicians, through SweetRelief.org.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. March 30.