The charity concert, which will take place July 1 at L.A.’s House of Blues, was co-created by Jason Thomas Gordon, the grandson of St. Jude founder and TV icon Danny Thomas, and Total Live Music’s Tom Carolan.

Joining STP for the evening are Gordon and his band, Kingsize, who just released a pair of EPs, The Good Fight and The Bad Night.

Weiland had this to say about being chosen to inaugurate the charity event:

“We are humbled, honored and filled with grace by being given this very special opportunity. To be asked to play the first of what we hope will be many of these events for children in dire medical needs at St. Jude Rock n Roll show. Reading the press release I am almost embarrassed as it lists accolades of a life of music. The good life. What the rest speaks of is the horrible but true realities that those diseases bring to children and these families.”

Tickets for the show go on sale June , will all proceeds benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In addition to working to find cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude is also the only pediatric cancer research center that provides free care for children whose families are not covered by insurance.

Complete information on St. Jude and its mission is available at