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Joe Walsh cancels benefit in protest to GOP

Rocker bows out of Cleveland show, citing “rampant vitriol, fear-mongering”

By Gary Graff
April 21, 2016

Joe Walsh is none too happy with the Republican Party these days.

The veteran rocker was slated to play a July 18 benefit for U.S. service veterans in Cleveland, but has bowed out after discovering it’s slated to be a kick-off event for the Republican National Convention there. In a statement, Walsh explained that, “I am very concerned about the rampant vitriol, fear-mongering and bullying coming from the current Republican campaigns. It is both isolationist and spiteful. I cannot in good conscience endorse the Republican¬†party in any way.”

He was also unhappy to find out that “my name is to be used to raise sponsorship dollars for convention-related purposes.”

Walsh, who formed the James Gang in the Cleveland area, did apologize “to any fans or veterans and their families that I might disappoint” and promised that “I will look at doing a veteran related benefit concert later this year.”

Walsh is touring this spring and summer with Bad Company, starting May 12 in Dallas for a 25-date tour wrapping July 3 in Whites Creek, Tenn.

Comments

  1. Nancy Reid says:

    Joe Walsh – that is a piss-poor messed up reason to punish vets. Your heads on backwards. No respect for you!

  2. Nancy Reid says:

    Joe Walsh – that is a possibility-poor messed up reason to punish vets. Your head’s on backwards. No respect for you!