Joe Satriani, Richie Kotzen, Steve Lukather & More To Play “Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet” Benefit Show
Joe Satriani will headline the bill and along for the ride are Richie Kotzen, Steve Lukather, The Kehoe Nation, Flametal and more.
Tickets are available for $25 online at www.slimstickets.com; by telephone at 1-888-233-0449; or in person at the Slim’s box office (333 11th St. San Francisco, CA 94103) weekdays 10:30-6pm or in the evening on show nights, with a $1 service fee per ticket for advance purchases. Proceeds from the Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet Festival going towards medical supplies for Jason as well as a trust fund to provide for his future security. Doors open at 8pm on March 26 and the show begins at 9pm.
Jason Becker, a onetime guitar prodigy first known as part of the metal duo Cacophony, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at age 20, shortly after joining David Lee Roth’s band for the gold selling 1991 album A Little Ain’t Enough. Although the disease robbed him of his ability to play guitar – and eventually left him both paralyzed and unable to speak – Becker continues to compose music with the help of computers, collaborators, and a system of communication using eye movements that was devised by his father Gary.