Metro concert featuring Bowie tribute band to benefit NorthShore Kellogg cancer program
Sons of the Silent Age, a David Bowie tribute band, will be performing "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" and "Station to Station" on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Metro Chicago.
Funds raised will benefit integrative medicine therapies for NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Kellogg Cancer Center adult and pediatric patients.
An opening set will be performed by The Ready Freddies, playing the music of Queen.
Tickets are now on sale at foundation.northshore.org/IMConcert. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
General admission is $25 in advance; $30 day of; VIP Tickets are $122/each, and include reserved balcony access, an exclusive pre-show party with the artists and a signed poster from the artists. VIP Table tickets, $222 a piece and sold only in pairs, include all VIP benefits, plus a reserved table and seats for two.
Sons of the Silent Age is composed of nine Chicago musicians, when Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry) and Matt Walker (Filter, Smashing Pumpkins and Morrissey's band) joined forces in 2012 to pay tribute to their hero David Bowie.
For the third year, the concert is benefitting the NorthShore Integrative Medicine program, as one of the largest and most-well established programs in the country. Each of the parties involved in the benefit concert -- from the Sons of the Silent Age bandmates, to the owner of Metro, to the NorthShore Integrative Medicine team -- share a common bond of commitment to the cause, and for some, cancer survivorship.
"We are again honored to receive proceeds from the fabulous Sons of the Silent Age Benefit Concert at Metro in 2020. Over the past two years, concert proceeds and donations have provided free integrative therapies for our patients with limited means to help ease their symptoms from cancer while promoting health and wellness," said Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple, NorthShore Integrative Medicine Medical Director. "We appreciate the dedication of Joe Shanahan, Chris Connolly, Matt and Char Walker, and the band Sons of the Silent Age for their heartfelt contributions to the life and health of our patients."
Integrative medicine programs are designed to relieve pain and neuropathies, reduce fatigue and sleep issues, boost immunity, provide stress relief, improve their appetite and their overall quality of life.
NorthShore cancer patient and stage four cancer survivor, Steve Merola, benefited from the funds raised at last year's benefit concert.
"The integrative medicine services have given me the additional tools and guidance I need to withstand the rigors of chemotherapy and radiation," he explains.
Merola worked with Dr. Mendoza to develop a personalized integrative medicine plan. Through his therapy, Merola noticed the significant impact relaxation had during his fight for recovery. "Thanks to Dr. Mendoza Temple and her team, my stress has been relieved with a program of exercise, meditation, acupuncture, and supplements to help with appetite and stress. With all these services combined I found that I had body, mind, and spirit all aligned to win my fight. It's not over yet, but I am confident I will prevail."
NorthShore's Integrative Medicine Program uses safe, evidence-based complementary therapies and communicating fully with patients' traditional western medicine physicians and specialists optimizes each patient's health and a heightened sense of well-being. Learn more about NorthShore's Integrative Medicine Program or support the cause at foundation.northshore.org/imconcert.
NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, includes four hospitals -- Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore also includes a 950+ physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with more than 130 practices in the Chicago area.
NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois to receive this prestigious honor as an entire system that demonstrates nursing excellence and high standards in patient care. The system also includes the NorthShore Research Institute; the NorthShore Foundation; and the NorthShore Home & Hospice Services. As a not-for-profit organization, NorthShore provides $235 million in charitable care and services to the communities it serves, while philanthropic support from individuals and organizations enhances clinical care, research and education programs across the system.
One of the nation's most renowned independent music venues, Metro has hosted thriving local talent and international headliners for 35 years and counting. From industrial champion Ministry to alt-rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair and pop-punk royalty Alkaline Trio and Fall Out Boy--countless Chicago artists have laid their roots in Metro as a business, sanctuary, and springboard.