Cablevision CEO and JD & The Straight Shot frontman James Dolan presents a $100,000 check to ALS of Greater New York Chapter CEO Dorine Gordon.
Cablevision Systems CEO and JD & the Straight Shot frontman James Dolan made good on his promise to donate $100,000 to the ALS Foundation if his fans accepted the challenge to break the world record for simultaneous kazoo playing, presenting a ceremonial check to ALS Association of Greater New York Chapter CEO Dorine Gordon.
Dolan presented the check at Madison Square Garden, where his band opened for The Eagles on Sept. 18. Dolan has promised he would donate $100,00 to ALS if concert-goers broke the world record for simultaneous kazoo playing. According to MSG, 7,422 fans hummed along after a brief instruction from Dolan, during his kazoo solo in the Straight Shot’s rendition of Governor’s Blues.
Source: Multichannel News
Read some of the recent press coverage on JD & The Straight Shot’s new album, 'Where I’ve Been'.
NY Times- Dolan Steps Away From Knicks and Onto the Stage
NY Post- Jim Dolan’s band to open for the Eagles at MSG
Today Show- Joe Walsh helps Dolan with Ice Bucket Challenge
Good Day New York- James Dolan, Country Singer
US Weekly- Stars Join JD & The Straight Shot Break Kazoo World Record
Page Six- James Dolan Breaks Kazoo World Record
Newsday- Kazoo Challenge Met, Dolan Donates $100G to ALS
ESPN- Dolan Sets Kazoo Mark, Gives $100K for ALS
Yahoo- Knicks Join Dolan Onstage to Play Kazoos. Far Charity.
Sporting News- Anthony, Stoudemire Join Knicks Owner in Kazoo Challenge for ALS
Bleacher Report- James Dolan & Friends Try to Break Kazoo Record
Multichannel News- Dolan, Fans Hum To Kazoo Record
All Access Music Group- MSG Honcho Jim Dolan And Friends Blow The Kazoo For ALS
E! Online- Move Over, Ice Bucket Challenge! Kazoo Playing Joins Fight Against ALS
Jambands.com- JD & The Straight Shot Set Kazoo World Record
JD & The Straight Shot will be hitting the road this fall for some free shows in North America. A full list of dates and details can be found below:
9/28/2014 - New York, NY @ The Cutting Room
10/9/2014 - Monterey, CA @ Sly McFly's
10/8/2014 - Sebastopol, CA @ HopMonk Tavern
10/16/2014 - Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight Lounge
10/17/2014 - Taos, NM @ KTAOS Solar Center