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01 Palm Reader
02 Where I've Been
03 Hard To Find
04 Under That Hood
05 The Drift- PT 1
06 Violet's Song
07 Going Nowhere Good
08 White Bird
09 Girls Night Out
10 Governor's Song
12 Fall From Grace
13 The Drift- PT 2
It starts with a kazoo…well, 6,000 of them, to be exact…and ends with a $100,000 donation to ALS.
Earlier on the “TODAY” show, Jim Dolan accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Knicks legend Patrick Ewing, Rangers General Manager Glen Sather and Inglewood, California Mayor James T. Butts as Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh doused him with ice water on live TV. Dolan then issued a fun and unique challenge of his own to benefit the ALS Association.
Dolan challenged fans attending Madison Square Garden on September 18 to join him in an unprecedented gathering of 6,000 people simultaneously playing the kazoo.
Combining his passion for music with his commitment to philanthropy, Dolan has pledged a $100,000 donation to ALS if the world record is set during this extraordinary undertaking.
This landmark moment for charity will take place at approximately 7:15 p.m. when the Eagles’ opening band -- JD & the Straight Shot – perform the song “Governor’s Blues,” which includes a kazoo solo. The band will be joined onstage by several celebrity guests and asks for the participation of the entire crowd. Fans will receive a kazoo upon entering the Arena. The crowd will be instructed on how to play the kazoo section of the song.
In addition to being Madison Square Garden Executive Chairman and Cablevision Systems Corporation President and CEO, Dolan is also founder and frontman of JD & The Straight Shot. On September 13 and 18, the band will open for the Eagles at Madison Square Garden as part of the launch for their upcoming album, Where I’ve Been, produced by Joe Walsh. The band’s fifth album features several breakthrough singles including “Governor’s Blues,” which challenges some of today’s most well-known political figures; “Under That Hood,” a transformative single that tells the tragic story of Trayvon Martin; and “Hard to Find,” which will be featured in the highly-anticipated film, St. Vincent’s, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.
JD & The Straight Shot will join the Eagles for 5 dates on their “History of the Eagles” Tour in September. Dates and tickets below:
September 10th – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
September 12th – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
September 13th – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
September 15th – Boston, MA - TD Garden
September 18th – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
The August: Osage County Soundtrack, featuring JD & The Straight Shot's "Violet's Song" is out now via Columbia Records. Pick up the album on iTunes, Amazon, or your preferred online retailer now!1. Himmon, TX – Bon Iver2. Last Mile Home – Kings Of Leon3. Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton4. Don’t Let Go – Deron Johnson, Adam Taylor5. The Kiss – Adam Taylor6. The Stroke – Billy Squier7. Gawd Above – John Fullbright8. The Decision – Adam Taylor9. Forward – Adam Taylor10. Violet’s Song – JD and the Straight Shot11. Can’t Keep It Inside – Benedict Cumberbatch12. End Credits – Gustavo Santaolalla13. And Then They’re Here – Gustavo Santaolalla14. Barb Balcony – Gustavo Santaolalla