Legendary blues/rock musicians (present or former band members with Toto, Asia, Eric Clapton, Guns N’ Roses, Dave Matthews Band, Carole King, Billy Preston, Sergio Mendes, Lionel Richie, and many others) are forming a new all-star band to promote world peace through music. They will combine with internationally-renowned music masters from nine world cultures to launch a world tour, beginning with three concerts in Southern California this month, in celebration of U.N. International Peace Day.

The concerts to promote U.N. Peace Day began three years ago through a joint venture between the United Nations and Listen for Life, which was founded in 1998 as a global family of music listeners, performers, and producers. The Listen for Life All-Star Band is the latest effort to expand the reach of the “global peace through music” mission, and follows prior Listen for Life concerts to commemorate U.N. Peace Day in the U.S., Bosnia, Croatia, Kenya, and the U.K.

“We are launching the all-star global concert tour in the Los Angeles area because of its music industry roots, and the springboard the area has offered to many legendary performers who believe music can bridge global discord,” said Donna Stoering, Founder of Listen for Life.

The Listen for Life Musicfests in Southern California will be on Sept. 21 in Mission Viejo, September 27 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, and September 29 at the famed Ramona Bowl amphitheatre in Hemet. For further information on locations, venues and tickets, see

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