Jersey rockers the Gaslight Anthem will play one of the Who’s most enduring anthems, “Baba O’Riley,” at a tribute to the band taking place at Carnegie Hall on March 2.
Other confirmed song selections include “Love Reign O’Er Me,” by Bettye LaVette; “Substitute,” by Robyn Hitchcock; and “My Generation,” by Bobby McFerrin.
Joining these artists in the cast will be Raul Midon, Nicole Atkins, Jason Isbell, Bob Mould, the Fab Faux, Matt Nathanson, Sondre Lerche, the Postelles, Warren Haynes, Living Colour, the Smithereens, Mose Allison, Rich Pagano and the Sugarcane Cups and others. It is not known if members of the Who will attend.
The show is the latest in a series of all-star tribute concerts that have taken place at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Past honorees have included Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, R.E.M., and Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Springsteen and R.E.M. performed at their tributes, and Taupin attended his. Dylan, Mitchell and John didn’t show.
Proceeds from all these shows have gone to music-education organizations. For information, visit CarnegieWho.com.