Ex-Smashing Pumpkin, Billy Corgan, perhaps having a little free time on his hands, is set to join Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Marianne Faithfull, The Jayhawks' Gary Louris and a host of others at the Third Waltz, a benefit show for a Chicago charity that assists homeless children, set for March 22 at the Metro. All of the guest musicians will be performing one or two songs with the Nicholas Tremulis Band, organizers of the event since its 1999 inception. The First Waltz was inspired by the Band's famous farewell concert, the Last Waltz, which brought together musicians from an array of genres.
Third Waltz performers are donating their services, according to organizers, and all profits will be donated to the Heartland Alliance's Neon Street Program for Homeless Youth. Tickets are $30 and go on sale Saturday. Additional information is available at www.thewaltz.com.
Source: MTV online