22nd August 2016 – Due to such high demand for tickets, the charity Autism Rocks, has today announced an extension to the Autism Rocks Session with Ricky Martin on 23rd September. In order to give a second chance to all those fans who were unable to get a ticket, there will now be a second gig on Thursday 22nd September.
The two-day event will mark the first of two Autism Rocks Sessions, following the success of the charity’s Tribute to Prince in London last June, which attracted more than 6,000 Prince fans and raised £101,330 in donations. The second Autism Rocks Session will take place on 23rd December with none other than Grammy award winner Nile Rodgers.
Heart-throb Ricky Martin is the leading Latin Music figure of his generation, beloved by fans worldwide for his instinctive understanding of rhythm, whose passion for performing is only equalled by his passion for giving.
Martin, who is best known for his catchy number one hit “Livin’ la Vida Loca” and his show-stopping performance of “The Cup of Life” at the 41st Grammy Awards, is often credited with bringing Latin pop to a broader audience. He has sold over 60 million albums and continues to perform to sold-out stadium and arena audiences around the world. Currently on his “One World” tour, his generous support for the charity means that his British fans will get a chance to see him at home as the Autism Rocks Sessions at the Eventim Apollo in London will be his only gigs in the UK.
Tickets to the second release of the Autism Rocks Session with Ricky Martin will be available from today at www.eventimapollo.com and www.aeglive.co.uk between £35 to £55.
International businessman Sanjay Shah, founder of Autism Rocks said: “We are so pleased that Ricky Martin and Nile Rogers are lending their support to our cause. Artists of their standing can do so much to raise awareness of the condition and help us reach a wider audience.”
“Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world. It is our wish that people have a better understanding of the condition and that people on the autistic spectrum are fully supported and able reach their true potential.”
All proceeds from Autism Rocks’ UK events will go to the Autism Research Trust which raises funds to support the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University. The ART supports life-changing projects such as the ‘Talkosaurus’ app, aimed at helping non-verbal children with autism to learn how to speak. Other projects include stem cell neuron testing, a cutting-edge new way of studying the autistic brain and studies of the impact of Oxytocin, also known as “empathy” or “social” hormone, to detect behavioural changes in autistic people.
WHEN: 22nd – 23rd September
WHERE: Eventim Apollo