The Hoodoo Gurus and The Visitors will perform for a show to honour the late Ron Asheton in Sydney in December.
Asheton, a founding member of the legendary The Stooges, died at home in Michigan in his sleep January, 2009 at the age of 60.
The Stooges and in particular Asheton, influenced Sydney’s punk rock scene of the early 80s. Bands like The Hoodoo Gurus and Radio Birdman emerged after the members heard The Stooges.
The Visitors features Radio Birdman’s Denis Tek. Tek became a close friend of Asheton’s. Tek has only reformed The Visitors on a handful of occasions since the band broke up in 1979. “Ron’s distinctive guitar style and its impact on rock and roll around the world can’t be under estimated and this is a small way that we can honour his memory and support a great cause,” said Deniz Tek, an organiser of the night.
Proceeds from the Sydney show will go to the Ron Asheton Foundation, a fund for animal welfare and sponsor of music for children.
Ron Asheton Foundation Benefit Show
with very special guests Hoodoo Gurus
plus New Christs, SC5, Four Stooges
Manning Bar, Sydney University
Friday, December 6
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