Eric Clapton's wife, Melia, has announced a Turn Up For Recovery show in New York on March 5 to raise funds for her husband's drug addiction charity, Crossroads.
Turn Up For Recover, an offshoot of Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, was founded by Melia and aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction, and help make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.
"Addiction is a disease which affects millions of people worldwide from all walks of life," she said. "It does not discriminate between class, culture or race. Sufferers often feel hopeless and see no way out, however, abstinence based recovery can offer a new way of living,"
Funds raised will provide subsidised places at the Crossroads Centre, a residential 12-step treatment centre that offers treatment based on an intensive program of group and individual therapies.
Details about additional shows in London in April and Los Angeles in May will be announced soon. Details will be sent to ticket holders the day before. The New York evening will feature three diverse acts, with no headliner, each playing a 25-minute set.
The Crossroads Centre, located in Antigua, whose ethos discerns two core goals necessary for success: a commitment to abstinence from alcohol, drugs and self-harming behaviours and a change in lifestyle that supports abstinence and promotes personal growth in recovery.