The TJ Martell Foundation, “Music’s Promise for A Cure,” has announced a night of Top 40 performances for this year’s 40th Anniversary T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala to be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street.
The theme of the highly anticipated star-studded event is “Top 40” and will be hosted by original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter. Legendary rock band Foreigner has been added to all rock-star performance line-up along with REO Speedwagon and Train's Pat Monahan.
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock n’ roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and the worldwide hit “I Want to Know What Love Is” Foreigner continues to rock the charts.
At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel. The band was founded in 1976 and hasn’t stopped recording or touring ever since. Their debut album and every album to follow gave Foreigner hits and impressive Billboard chart runs including record-breaking song sales and a legion of loyal fans worldwide.
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Pat Monahan, recently named the National Spokesperson of the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary will also perform. Monahan is best known as the lead vocalist for the band Train.
The 40th Anniversary Honors Gala will honor John Amato, Co-President of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, Bruce Bozzi Sr., Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Palm Restaurants and Palm Restaurant Group, Wally Ganzi, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Palm Restaurants and Palm Restaurant Group, Janice Min, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman, President and CEO of HARMAN International and John Varvatos, Chairman of John Varvatos and President and CEO of John Varvatos Records. In recognition of further research and medical treatments the Foundation will also announce the newly created Clive Davis Research Fellow Award, an annual grant bestowed upon a young investigator whose dedication has made innovative strides and extensive research in cancer and AIDS.
Find out more about the event here.