I can tell you tonight exclusively that tickets are going on sale for a secret super concert in Miami on November 21st.
The show is called “Salute the Soul Man,” and it’s an 80th birthday surprise for Sam Moore, of Sam & Dave fame, member of the real Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and one of Rolling Stone’s top 100 singers of all time.
The show stars Sam and his band with an amazing line up that includes his friends Sting, Jon Bon Jovi, Don Henley, Randy Jackson, Sarah Dash of Labelle fame, and Michael McDonald. It’s a one time only thing, with proceeds going to the SAM Foundation– Soul Arts and Music. This new charity is going to help bring music curriculum and history to schools.
In addition to this group of stars, a few surprise performers are said to be coming as well.
The show takes place in Miami, where Sam was born, on November 21st at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
It’s going to be quite a weekend for Sam. He appears on CBS’s Kennedy Center Mark Twain prize for Eddie Murphy just two nights later. Last month he was inducted in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and performed with Justin Timberlake. In September he was inducted in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Sam’s voice is heard daily on oldies stations all over the world, and on Sirius XM with frightening frequency singing his classic hits “Soul Man,” “Hold on I’m Coming,” “I Thank You,” “When Something is Wrong with My Baby” and so many more.