November 11, 2023

VetsAid 2023 lineup, livestream info: How to watch Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne's ELO, War on Drugs

By: Mike Snider

You don't have to be in California to see the annual VetsAid fundraiser festival, hosted by Joe Walsh of the Eagles and scheduled for Sunday near San Diego. That's because it's streaming online.

There's still tickets to VetsAid 2023, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, which will include full-length sets from Walsh, Jeff Lynne's ELO, The War on Drugs, The Flaming Lips, and Lucius. But if you can't be there in person, the event can be viewed on livestreaming platform Veeps.

Last year, Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, The Breeders and Dave Grohl joined Walsh and the reformed James Gang at the 2022 VetsAid Ohio benefit concert in Columbus, Ohio.

Walsh, whose father died in active duty on Okinawa when Joe was 20 months old, started the VetsAid charity organization in 2017 and the benefit concert is now in its seventh year.

"I stopped counting the number of friends I lost in the Vietnam War or that came home forever scarred mentally or physically or both. We’ve only just begun to appreciate the long-term impacts on our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan," Walsh says on the VetsAid website. "I had to do something and seeing as though rock-and-roll seems to be what I do best, it’s also the least I could do for those who have served and continue to serve our country."

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Jeff Lynne's ELO performs at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 3, 2019.

VetsAid 2023 lineup

The VetsAid 2023 lineup is Jeff Lynne's ELO (a resurrected touring and recording version of the Electric Light Orchestra), The War on Drugs, The Flaming Lips, and Lucius – plus Walsh, a songwriting guitarist who is also a member of the Eagles and the James Gang.

Lynne's ELO is performing live for the first time since 2019, Walsh said on the VetsAid website.

“The War on Drugs is one of my favorite bands out there doing it and I’m thrilled to be able to welcome them," he said.

"The Flaming Lips are a perpetual joy machine that will dazzle our audience; if you know, you know and if you don’t – you will! Lucius are two spectacular vocal artists and songwriters that will take your breath away. "And to top it all off we have my dear friend and hero Stephen Stills joining as a special guest."

How to watch the VetsAid 2023 concert livestream

VetsAid 2023, to be held at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre near San Diego, California, is scheduled to begin about 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Nov. 12.

To watch the event, you can subscribe to Veeps ($11.99 monthly/ $120 annually), or you can pay $24.99 to just watch VetsAid 2023 on Veeps.

This event is live only. There will be no on-demand availability to rewatch the event.

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performing at Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Kentucky on Aug. 27, 2018.

What is Veeps?

Veeps is a video music streaming platform co-founded by Joel and Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte. In 2021, concert promotion giant Live Nation acquired a majority stake in Veeps.

The company launched its Veeps All Access subscription offering in October. Subscribers get unlimited access to all of the live shows – such as Sunday's VetsAid 2023 concert and upcoming concerts from Nick Carter, Switchfoot and Grace Potter – plus on-demand content including the Artist Friendly interview show with performers such as Mickey Guyton.

Also included: Veeps' library of concerts, which includes performances from Laney Wilson, Darius Rucker, Metric, Sting, Alanis Morissette, Alan Jackson, The Cure, Bob Marley, Dierks Bentley, Def Leppard, Katy Perry, The Killers, Muse, Norah Jones, Rage Against the Machine, The Rolling Stones, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, Slipknot, Sting, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Who, and more.

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$3 million in grants raised

VetsAid has given nearly $3 million in grants to veterans' services charities. Southern California organizations selected to get grants from VetsAid 2023 include the Veterans Village of San Diego, Veterans Legal Institute, and Foundation for Women Warriors.

Net proceeds from the livestream will go to VetsAid.

Originally posted at: USA Today