Monday, September 15, 2008

2008 Gimme Shelter Rock & Rescue NYC - tickets on sale now!!

Rational Animal Presents 3rd Annual 'Gimme Shelter: Rock and Rescue NYC' Benefit Concert
TICKETS on sale now!

October 6, 2008, at NYC's Highline Ballroom
Doors at 6:00pm
2-hour complimentary Lagunitas beer and Zipang sake!

Debbie Harry, Honorary Chair and Guest Hosts Adam “AdRock” Horovitz and Gina Gershon

Performances By Lissy Trullie, Jesse Malin, Earl Greyhound, and Bloody Social, plus special performance by Debbie Harry. Moby will be the house DJ throughout the show.

On October 6, Rational Animal, a non-profit media and events organization and a leading advocate for at-risk animals in New York City, will present the 3rd annual ‘Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue NYC’ benefit concert. Debbie Harry is serving as the event’s honorary chair and Beastie Boy AdRock and actress Gina Gershon will be guest hosts. A co-venture with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the event honors and raises money for ten NYC area rescue groups, who, as ten of the over 140 members of the Mayor’s Alliance, were chosen this year to be beneficiaries of the event fundraiser.

Gimme Shelter also highlights the citywide mission to end euthanasia of animals in city shelters that are of reasonable health and temperament by 2015 – as declared by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2002, the year the Mayor’s Alliance was established. The Mayor's Alliance public-private partnership is setting — and being recognized as — a national model for community animal rescue efforts.

Emceed by nightclub impresarios Chi Chi Valenti and Johnny Dynell, this year’s concert will feature up and coming rocker Lissy Trullie, Brooklyn indie power trio Earl Greyhound, singer songwriter Jesse Malin, and Bloody Social, the rock band of Calvin Klein model, Jamie Burke. Debbie Harry will also perform along with a few surprise guests, and Moby will be house DJ throughout the show.

Susan Brandt, Rational Animal’s Founder, says, “Our goal at Rational Animal is to end euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals. ‘Gimme Shelter’ is a rockin’ way to spread our message, and we’re thrilled that this community of fellow artists and animal lovers have donated their time and talents to the cause.”

The 2006 Gimme Shelter exceeded expectations, both in fundraising and attendance, and was named one of the Top Live Shows of the year by Time Out New York.
Past performers have included rock legends the Beastie Boys, Debbie Harry, Marshall Crenshaw, Nellie McKay, and members of Blue Oyster Cult, the Buzzcocks, and the Dictators.

The Gimme Shelter concert is supported by the Highline Ballroom, VIP sponsor Save The Chimps, media partners NY1 News, GBH TV, Bark Magazine, and New York Tails, beverage sponsors Zipang and Lagunitas Brewing Company, food sponsor Red Jacket Orchards. Silent auction can be accessed online:, and donors include Debbie Harry, the Beastie Boys, and the Black Crowes.

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