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Nancy Wilson’s New Band Roadcase Royale to Make Live Debut at ‘Rock Against MS’ Benefit

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Roadcase Royale, the new group that unites Nancy Wilson and a trio of Heart veterans with former Prince vocalist Liv Warfield and lead guitarist Ryan Waters, is set to make its live debut later this month — and for a good cause.

As previously reported, Wilson isn’t looking to give up her day job, just exploring a new musical avenue during Heart’s downtime. “When I came up with the name Roadcase Royale, it was an interesting symbol to me,” she explained. “The big heavy-duty road cases that our amps, drums, and guitars travel in are much like the musicians they accompany on the road — strong and regal looking, yet all scuffed up and dented, covered in funny stickers that tell the story of a crazy traveling circus.”

Fans will get a chance to hear the band’s sound in a live setting at the Rock Against MS benefit show on March 25 at the Los Angeles Theatre. Roadcase Royale are set to take part in a set studded with rock veterans, including past and present members of Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Skid Row. Steven Adler, Jeff Pilson and Winery Dogs guitarist Ritchie Kotzen are just a handful of the musicians lined up for the event.

With the night’s spotlight on comedian Richard Pryor, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before his death in 2005, this year’s show is hosted by comedians Bill Burr and Craig Gass, and will include an exhibition of art available for purchase to benefit the Rock Against MS foundation, as well as performance art from Norton Wisdom, who’ll be “performing his art live on stage during the music, capturing the inspiration he gets from the notes.” Proceeds will go toward building “the first of many MS resource centers across the nation and outreach program services.”

For more information about the 2017 Rock Against MS event or to purchase tickets, visit the show’s sales site.

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