Sinead O’Connor to pay tribute to Curtis Mayfield in New York City
By: Mike Farragher | Published Saturday, July 7, 2012, 10:16 AM | Updated Saturday, July 7, 2012, 10:16 AM
The one and only Sinead O’Connor makes her only New York stage appearance this summer at Lincoln Center Festival’s tribute to the late soul music legend Curtis Mayfield on Friday, July 20, in Avery Fisher Hall. Previously announced performers include the Roots, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, William Bell, Ryan Montbleau, Mavis Staples and others.
O’Connor has called Mayfield “my absolute musical hero, along with Dylan and Marley.” She cites his album There’s No Place Like America Today as one of her all-time favorites, and recorded his song “We Who are Darker Than Blue.”
Ms. O has cancelled a number of shows behind her criminally ignored album earlier this year, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? but to see these other artists on the bill for tickets that start at $35 is still a bargain even if she is a no-show.
For more information call 212-721-6500 or visit http://lincolncenterfestival.org/index.php/2012-curtis-mayfield