The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class made up Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, and Chic's Nile Rodgers, will not be alone when they take the stage to receive music's highest honor at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York City this spring. On Friday it was announced that previous Rock Hall inductees including Neil Young, Jackson Browne, and Rush will also be in attendance to help induct some of this year’s award winners at the event on April 7.
Neil Young will be introducing his fellow rockers and Mirror Ball collaborators in Pearl Jam, while Jackson Browne will introduce longtime friend Joan Baez. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush will be introducing fellow prog-rockers in Yes. There have not been any further announcements on whether or not the three new additions to the night’s events will be joining inductees for their performances or not, but it should be assumed that some of them will.
This will be the third year that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies will take place live from the Barclay’s Center, having been previously held in the Brooklyn arena in 2014 and 2016. The ceremony will be be recorded live and broadcasted on SiriusXM and HBO in the months following, with dates to be announced in the coming months.
GA Tickets for the Induction Ceremony, which is open for fans to attend, go on sale February 3 at 10a ET. The Barclays Center box office will also be selling tickets in person the following day on February 4 at noon.