Rock Hall 2017: Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Rush to Appear

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame revealed today (Jan. 27) the first special guests that will appear at its Class of 2017 induction ceremony. The event, to honor new members YesJourneyELOPearl JamJoan Baez, Nile Rodgers and Tupac Shakur, will take place on April 7. Ticket info for the 32nd annual event, to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, were also announced.

Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne will do the honors for Baez, and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush will induct Yes. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

Tickets to the public start at $50 and will be available along with VIP packages here or by calling 800-745-3000 on February 3 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets for Rock Hall members begins today at 10 a.m. EST. Citi Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the public beginning this Monday, January 30 at 10 a.m. EST through Thursday, February 2 at 10 p.m. EST. Any remaining tickets can also be purchased in person at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, February 4 at noon.

Related: December 2016 announcement of the Class of 2017

The #RockHall2017 Ceremony will once again have its television premiere on HBO, and a radio broadcast on SiriusXM, on April 29.

This year’s group of Inductees include five artists (Baez, ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam and Tupac) who were on the ballot for the first time and Yes, who’s been discussed and deliberated for a few years (third nomination – 2014, 2016, 2017). Pearl Jam and Tupac also became eligible for nomination this year for 2017 ceremony, having released their first albums in 1991.

Related: Who are the most deserving artists still waiting to be inducted into the Rock Hall? Read this and this!

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