Gogol Bordello and City Winery announced a concert to benefit Ukraine which will take place at 8pm on Thursday, March 10th at City Winery in New York City. Hosted by Gogol Bordello, the event will feature performances by Craig Finn & Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), Jesse Malin, Lady Lamb, Marc Roberge (O.A.R.), Matisyahu, Patti Smith, Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Suzanne Vega and more to be announced.
Tickets ($50 to $75) are on sale NOW. Additional donations may be made at the time of purchase. Get tickets HERE.
City Winery will produce a limited edition, custom labeled wine which will be available for purchase online and at the benefit concert.
Proceeds from both ticket sales and wine sales will benefit the Come Back Alive foundation. Since its birth in 2014, Come Back Alive has become the largest foundation providing support to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. To donate directly to Come Back Alive, click HERE.
“Ukraine belongs to Ukrainians! We are an ancient independent nation distinctly and forever different from this criminally insane neighbor. The proof you all see now in the fierce mind-blowing battle that the world is witnessing, a battle of Ukrainian people’s choice of freedom and democracy against psychotic totalitarian regime next door,” said Eugene Hutz, Ukrainian-born front man of Gogol Bordello. “Please help us to win this battle, help us to end this catastrophe immediately and bring the intruder to justice. Please stand with Ukraine in the battle for its democracy and freedom. Please Donate and Fundraise with us. Ukraine needs all of you. All your support counts.”