Arielle to join Sir Brian May and James Burton for Sunday Night at the Palladium

A star-studded cast will join James Burton this Sunday night, 4 June 2023, at the London Palladium for a unique musical experience across more than six decades of exceptional musical history and help to raise money for The James Burton Foundation.

Arielle will join John Oates, Micky Dolenz, Sir Brian May, Van Morrison, Albert Lee and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter alongside Jason Scheff, Steve Wariner, Tommy Emmanuel, Tommy Sims, Caroline Jones, and Essex County for this special evening.

Arielle - The Fleece, Bristol - 11 May 2023
Arielle – The Fleece, Bristol – 11 May 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

James Burton became known as one of the most recognised musicians to emerge during North America’s burgeoning rock and roll years when he worked with Elvis Presley. He has also worked with George Harrison, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, and Merle Haggard across thousands of recordings.

“We are thrilled to announce another host of phenomenal musicians for our unique event at The London Palladium,” Burton told us. “Don’t miss out on this evening of incredible musical entertainment that will help our Foundation continue its mission of providing music education to those who need it most.”

Proceeds from the show will go to The James Burton Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instructions.

“We’re grateful to all of the artists who are generously donating their time and talent to support our cause,” says Burton.

Over the years, the Foundation has given thousands of guitars to schools, children’s and veterans’ hospitals, and other organisations. The success of this event will allow the Foundation to expand its music education program, facilities, and partnerships.

“I’ve always wanted to do my own show,” says James. “In 2005, we actually came up with the idea to invite all my friends that I worked with, and all my guitar player friends and singers as well.

“I wanted to do something for the kids in music, and I got to thinking I would like to donate guitars to the kids in school – you know, get music back in schools. But the government took it out years ago. I still get letters from teachers and young kids thanking me for this program that we do.”

Burton holds a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted by longtime fan and friend Keith Richards in 2001, and has also been recognised by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Tickets are available from here. Doors are 7:30 PM.

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