- 15 Mar 17
The U2 bassist will be honoured at the MAP Fund benefit concert in NYC on June 26.
U2 bassist Adam Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at MusiCares 13th annual MAP Fund Benefit Concert in recognition of his dedication to helping others with the addiction recovery process. The show will be held at New York's PlayStation Theater in June with performers being announced shortly.
"MusiCares does such vital work in helping vulnerable people across our industry," said Clayton in a statement. "I know from experience the importance of an accessible, supportive environment in times of need and I'm always happy to do what I can to benefit this important organization. I'm very much looking forward to the event in June."
Clayton, 57, has openly acknowledged his past struggles with substance abuse and has himself been sober for more than twenty years.
Neil Portman, president of The Recording Academy and MusiCares, said:"We are extremely pleased that our annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is returning to New York City, and paying tribute to such a genuinely talented and influential artist as Adam Clayton. Adam is a hero to fans and music creators around the world, and he is also a hero in the world of recovery for his fearless determination to give voice to the issues of addiction that affect—and all too often devastate—our music community."