Bruce Springsteen to honour Pete Townshend at benefit concert

The event takes place at the Best Buy Theater in New York

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Pete Townshend is to be honoured for his charity work at a special benefit concert.

Rolling Stone reports that Townshend will also perform live at the event, with Joan Jett, Billy Idol and Foreigner’s Mick Jones also scheduled to appear.

Bruce Springsteen will present Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his work supporting MusiCares, a charity that assists musicians with addiction recovery.

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The event takes place at the Best Buy Theater in New York on May 28.

Meanwhile, Townshend will also participate in a tribute to The Who which takes place at Chicago’s Rosemont Theater on May 14.

Pete Townshend speaks exclusively to Uncut about the future of The Who, retirement and his current relationship with Roger Daltrey; all in our new issue, on sale Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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