Dave Navarro and Billy Idol's Billy Morrison have banded together to present a new mental health awareness show called 'Above Ground.' The charity event will benefit the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation, and will feature special guest performances from Corey Taylor, Courtney Love and more.
“After losing too many friends to suicide and depression, and having suffered personally with a wide range of mental health issues, we want to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health,” Morrison says. “Spread the word that it's OK to ask for help.”
Guests Taylor and Love will also be performing alongside Billy Idol, Navarro and Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes. The musicians will team up to perform the Velvet Underground's 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, as well as Adam And The Ants' 1980 album, Kings Of The Wild Frontier, in full.
Above Ground will be held at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre April 16. You can buy tickets here.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources and talk to your regular doctor about your symptoms:
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Initiatives
The Jed Foundation