Friday, May 24, 2024

Robin Thicke Will Join in $45 Charity Concert During Grammy Week to Get Back in Good Graces


How the mighty have fallen! Robin Thicke will participate in a one night only show during Grammy Week to get back in everyone’s good graces.

Thicke will join Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Aloe Blacc, Bryan Adams and Melissa Etheridge for “Lean on Me Me: A Celebration of Music and Philanthropy” to benefit the Grammy Foundation on Thursday, February 5th in Los Angeles. The tickets are just $45 in advance only, online or at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. Special guest rock star Neil Portnow, head of NARAS, is the opening act, on stand up microphone (although he could play lead guitar if we asked).

It’s unlikely that if Thicke hadn’t self destructed his whole career that he’d do this show or be in town. He used to be “Robin Thicke.” But now here he is. We’ll see how contrite he is after blowing up his marriage, allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye, and then releasing the lowest selling album of the year after having the biggest hit of the prior year.

Luckily the other artists are all still hugely popular and really nice people.

The show may already be sold out, by the time you read this. Me, I already bought my tickets. It’s for charity! The Grammy Foundation is the other side of MusiCares, which will have its own swanky evening two night later honoring Bob Dylan down at the LA Convention Center. Those tickets are not $45. But well worth it.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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