David Hasselhoff will be joining a slew of other singers and performers for the Rock for Doc concerts beginning April 15 in Australia.
David announced he was going to help out The Angels frontman back in February by recording an acoustic version of the band’s 1978 hit song Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again for iTunes. Proceeds would go to The Doc Neeson Support Fund and Support Act Ltd, a non profit organisation set up to support members of the Australian music community who are dealing with adversity. Neeson was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour and put on an immediate course of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
For generations, Doc’s on stage theatrics have lured in many loving fans and sold millions of records worldwide. Since forming the Keystone Angels in Adelaide in 1974, Doc has now racked up 38 years with the band and it’s many different lineups, released two solo albums, acted in the mini series ‘Spirited’ and ‘Holy Smoke,’ formed bands with friend David Lowy and performed at numerous charity events. Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009, The Angels’ 38 years of powerhouse rock’n’roll is etched into the Australian music history landscape.
As a show of respect and support for Doc, The Angels, Bob Spencer, James Morley, Buzz Bidstrup and Jim Hilbun plus a stellar cast of artists including: Rose Tattoo, Jon Stevens, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Jimmy Barnes and Don Walker (Cold Chisel), Rob Hirst and Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Baby Animals, Mark Gable (Choirboys), Diesel, The Radiators, Mi-Sex, Red Pheonix with Peter Northcote, Diva Demolition and personalities from all areas of the music industry including Jonesy & Amanda from WSFM, are coming together on this special night to ’Rock For Doc’.
The proceeds from this event will assist Doc through this difficult time with medical treatment and day to day living expenses. Kindly donating their time and support are: The Enmore Theatre for the venue, Catalyst PR Co-ordinating and Publicity, Spitfire Music Promoting/Management, Hyperbole Advertising, PowWow Studios, T-Rex Art, Cards 4 Kids, Jaden Social, Camelion Lighting, Rock Posters, Lizottes, Money Penny Services and friends along with a host of bands and celebrities performing on the night – more to be announced. Proudly presented by Support Act Ltd in association with Spitfire Music. All proceeds from the benefit go to the Doc Neeson Suport Fund.
The next show is The Melbourne Rock for Doc on Saturday, 20th April at The Cherry Bar (AC/DC Lane).
Buy tickets at Ticketek.com here. Tickets are $89 for standing room and reserved seating at Emore Theatre in Newtown.