Monday, February 10, 2014

The Doors to perform Ray Manzarek tribute concert

Surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore are organizing a tribute concert to their late keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who passed away last year from cancer at the age of 74.

"John and I will be there and we've had a lot of interest,” Krieger told The Hollywood Reporter. “Since he's been gone, we really haven't had any kind of real tribute for him, except at his funeral service. We want people to remember Ray for everything he has done. There are so many musicians and fans who have learned so much from him."

"We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, maybe at the Greek or The Hollywood Bowl for a big concert this summer," he continued. "We've teamed up with Live Nation and they are helping us get it all together. We just want it to be the best it can be."

Manzarek's family will be at the to-be-announced summer event.

Ray died May 20, 2013 after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.

See also:

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