RAMONES 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTIES

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***NEW YORK BENEFIT PARTY***
***LOS ANGELES 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY***





NEW YORK BENEFIT PARTY:
BE WELL: RAMONES BEAT ON CANCER


There will be a benefit party at New York Spirit Club in NYC, USA on Johnny's and CJ's birthday October 8th, 2004... Day would have been Johnny's 56th birthday. It's also one kind of Ramones 30th Party, even main event was in LA on September 12. Night is titled Be Well: Ramones Beat On Cancer. Spirit is located at 530 West 27th Street, phone: 212-268.9478. Doors are open at 6PM.

Original Ramones drummer Tommy Erdelyi, Marky Ramone and CJ Ramone will make an appearances, and New York Dolls frontman David Johansen and Ramones producer Daniel Rey. Night is also featuring for example Blondie (contains Elvis Ramone), Sonic Youth, The Strokes, Andrew W.K., Bill Stevenson (Black Flag/ Descendents), Joan Jett, Alan Vega (Suicide), Josh Homme, (Queens Of The Stone Age) Jed Davis and Mark Sheehan. Night is hosted by Joey's brother Mickey Leigh.

Night will also feature an exhibition of Ramones memorabilia, personal items and photographs etc. All proceeds from the event will go to the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Research Center and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Arturo Vega said:
"It was Johnny's idea, and we were aware that Johnny was in risk of dying. I just wanted to make sure he wanted us to continue in the event of his death,"
"I asked him over and over if he wanted to continue planning, and said he didn't want to let down the fans and the people involved."

Tickets are 50US$ and can be purchased via Ticketmaster, Wanttickets.com or at the club's box office.
Buy tickets through Ticketmaster here.





LOS ANGELES 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

THESE INFOS ARE BEFORE THE SHOW, MORE WHAT HAPPENED YOU CAN FIND FROM MY STORY
OF MY RAMONIAC TRIP TO LOS ANGELES ON SEPTEMBER 6-16, 2004.

The Ramones are turning 30 and Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone, Tommy Ramone, CJ Ramone, Arturo Vega, Joe Sibb etc. are havin' a party. This show in Los Angeles will be a Ramones production. This August 16th it's going to be 30 years since The Fast Four played CBGB's for the first time, and consider that the band's 30th anniversary, however the party will take place on SEPTEMBER 12, 2004 AT THE AVALON THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA.
(The same place the Ramones played their last show)

TICKETS WENT ON SALE ON AUGUST 14 ($35.00) AT THE THEATRE'S BOX OFFICE AND TICKETMASTER www.ticketmaster.com. SHOW WAS SOLD-OUT IN A FEW MINUTES... AND NOW SOME FUCKIN' ASSHOLES ARE SELLING TICKETS IN EBAY ETC. WITH A HUGE PROFITS. CUT BALLS AWAY FROM THEM IF YOU MET THOSE ROBBERS/SCALPERS, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE...

All proceeds from this show will be donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Research Center.

It seems this event will be all ages, not 21 and over show, like Avalon box office stated at first.

As part of the festivities they will have an awesome RAMONES MEMORABILIA EXHIBITION full of the coolest items, for instance you will be able to see Johnny's white guitar and Joey's sunglasses up close, and much, much more.
There will be 3 bands, The Dickies plus 2 very special guest bands they can't mention, then CJ, Marky and Daniel Rey will take the stage and do a set of Ramones songs with these incredible bunch, check it out:
- Marky Ramone (drums)
- CJ Ramone (bass)
- Daniel Rey (guitar)

- Rob Zombie (host MC + vocals)
- Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam (vocals)
- Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers (bass)
- John Frusciante from Red Hot Chili Peppers (guitar)
- Brett Gurewitz from Bad Religion (guitar)
- Dickie Barrette from The Mighty Mighty Bostons (vocals)
- Tim Armstrong from Rancid (vocals)
- Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 (vocals)
- Robert Carmine from Rooney (vocals)
- Mike Ness from Social Distortion (vocals)
- Steve Jones from Sex Pistols (guitar)
- Henry Rollins (vocals)
- Andrew WK (vocals / keyboards)
- Devo
- Pete Yorn (vocals / guitar)

Arturo want you to know that even if Johnny Ramone is better everyday and fully involved in organizing this event he will not perform. Tommy also attend this event.

SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE LOS ANGELES PARTY:
Photos by Maggie St.Thomas, David Riu and Sherry Globman.

AND see some not-so-great-quality videos here.