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IGS Energy Evening with Don Felder and Toad the Wet Sprocket presented by City of Dublin

A benefit concert for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance


Columbus, OH - 5/9/2013

WHEN:
Friday, May 10, 2013
6 p.m. (EDT) VIP Doors Open
7:45 p.m. performance by Toad the Wet Sprocket
9:15 p.m. performance by Don Felder

WHERE:
The LC – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

WHO:
Don Felder is renowned as the former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time.  A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a key member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated and co-wrote The Eagles' biggest hit - the iconic, Grammy-studded smash, "Hotel California" and became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like "Life in the Fast Lane," "One of These Nights," "New Kid In Town," and others.

After leaving the group in 2001, Felder became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir, Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles, proved a major commercial triumph upon publication in 2008.

Putting all the tumult and glory he'd experienced into perspective gave new urgency to the creation of Road to Forever, only Felder's second solo effort in a storied, four-decade-plus sojourn through rock history. Road to Forever, released October 2012, represents the culmination of a personal journey of introspection that Felder began over ten years ago.  The critically-acclaimed album debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart at No. 27.  Felder joined forces with Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw for the second single, “Wash Away”, which hit radio airwaves on March 19.

When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, Calif., watering hole called The Shack.

Since that day, “Toad the Wet Sprocket” has been the name of the four piece California rock band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made five studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.

After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place, and committed to working together on new music. They also decided to update their classic catalog, and created a new Greatest Hits album “All You Want,” which came out in 2011.

Toad the Wet Sprocket is currently in the studio with producer Mikal Blue, and fans can look forward to a new release and extensive tour in 2013.

Official Websites:
www.donfelder.com
www.toadthewetsprocket.com

WHY:
To support and provide opportunity to advance the incredible care given in the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Since it began in 2007, the annual benefit concert has raised more than $525,000 for the Memorial Tournament NICU through the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance.

The charitable alliance was announced in June of 2010 among the Memorial Tournament, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. The partnership has established Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation as a lead charity of the Memorial Tournament and supporter of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The relationship enables the Memorial to increase its long-standing support and promotion of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Memorial Tournament NICU, while combining the strengths of three very powerful organizations, all for the benefit of central Ohio pediatric care.

Advancing pediatric care in the Memorial Tournament NICU is evident with its family-centered environment that provides the finest medical care for premature and sick infants. The NICU is one of the largest neonatal networks in the country and was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best” in Neonatal Care and Services. Rigorously trained neonatologists, advanced practice nurses and therapists utilize an interdisciplinary care approach to diagnose and treat patients suffering from complex birth defects, respiratory distress and metabolic diseases. This combined expertise makes the Memorial Tournament NICU one of the finest in the nation.

HOW:
Patron admission for the benefit concert is $175 per person or $350 per couple. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Tournament NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital through the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance. Since it began in 2007, the annual benefit concert has raised more than $525,000. For more information please visit www.mtbenefitconcert.com or call (614) 355-0822.

INTERVIEW/PHOTO/VIDEO/OPPORTUNITIES:
All media requests to attend the concert must be sent directly to Tom Sprouse at 614-889-6791 (office), 614-519-1873 (mobile) or tsprouse@thememorialtournament.com

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