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Fountains of Wayne’s Surviving Members to Reunite for NJ Benefit Show – Variety



The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne will reunite Wednesday — joined by Sharon Van Etten on bass and backing vocals — to carry out in tribute to the late Adam Schlesinger on “Jersey four Jersey,” a profit live-stream happening Wednesday evening.

Stated Chris Collingwood, the band’s co-founder and lead singer, “Brian (Younger), Jody (Porter) and I are honored to be a part of the Jersey four Jersey profit, and grateful that Sharon was in a position to carry out with us. Adam would have been proud that Fountains had been serving to to boost cash for fellow New Jerseyans.”

The present can be broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday on Apple Music and AppleTV apps. The record of high-profile New Jersey natives collaborating within the profit contains Bruce Springsteen, Halsey, Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi, SZA, Charlie Puth, Saquon Barkley, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Chelsea Handler, Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and extra.

Fountains of Wayne has not carried out collectively since their final tour gig on Oct. 19, 2013. The group, which had skilled inventive tensions through the making of their ultimate album, 2011’s “Sky Stuffed with Holes,” quietly went separate methods after that with out ever formally asserting a breakup, as Collingwood and Schlesinger went on to pursue separate initiatives (Tinted Home windows and “Loopy Ex-Girlfriend” in Schlesinger’s case, Look Park in Collingwood’s).

“As a New Jersey native, it means a lot to me to take part within the NJPRF charitable occasion that provides again to this neighborhood,” says Van Etten in an announcement. “Adam was an unimaginable songwriter and I’m actually humbled to affix Fountains of Wayne in his honor.”

Schlesinger died from COVID-19 problems April 1. Tributes have flowed in within the three weeks since — together with, simply Monday, a recent cowl of “That Factor You Do!” by Inexperienced Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. The forged of the 1996 movie of that identify did a YouTube reunion Friday in reminiscence of Schlesinger.

Wednesday’s present is to learn the New Jersey Pandemic Aid Fund.

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