Eagles founder replaces Mellencamp at JAS
SNOWMASS – Jazz Aspen Snowmass announced today that due to unspecified personal reasons, John Mellencamp has canceled his Sunday, Sept. 3 performance at the JAS Labor Day Festival.Replacing Mellencamp is Don Henley, founding member of The Eagles. JAS has tried numerous times in the past to book Henley and is pleased to present him as a headliner this Labor Day. As a member of The Eagles, Henley sold 100 million albums worldwide, won four Grammy awards and topped the charts five times.Henley has had an impressive career as a solo artist as well, producing a number of hits including “The Boys of Summer,” “All She Wants To Do Is Dance,” “Sunset Grill” and “The End Of The Innocence.” He has established himself as one of the most relevant, and resonant, musical voices of our time with a gift for melody and lyric in the service of passionate conviction and incisive, socio-political observation.For those who have already purchased tickets to the Sunday, Sept. 3 performance there are a few options. Tickets can be used for the Henley performance without exchange. Tickets can also be refunded through the place of purchase (for Internet orders please call 866-JAS-TIXX). If tickets were bought online or through the festival 866 number, a credit can be issued for future ticket purchases good for up to one year. Blind Faith Pass holders are not allowed refund or credit for this show.Tickets for the Henley performance are on sale today for $60 at 866-JAS-TIXX, the Wheeler Box Office and http://www.jazzaspen.org. Single day patron tickets are also available at 920-4996. Opening acts on Sunday will remain the same with Del Castillo performing at 2 p.m. and Los Lonely Boys at 4:15. For more information on the JAS Labor Day Festival please visit http://www.jazzaspen.org.
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