Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Galas
5th Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala 2005
Once again Paul headlined the Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 15th November 2005, an event Paul had launched as a way of raising awareness of a campaign to eradicate the use of landmines. Joining him onstage was Tony Bennett, while the crowd was full of A-list stars all bidding to raise money for charity.
4th Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Gala 2004
On 15th October 2004, Paul headlined the 4th Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala concert, treating the crowd at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to a twelve song set including a duet with Neil Young during a cover of Young's own ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’.
3rd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Gala 2003
On 23rd September 2003, Paul headlined the 3rd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala concert at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, sharing the stage with James Taylor on a rendition of ‘Two of Us’.
‘Open Hearts Clear Mines’ - 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala 2002
Paul was joined for the 2nd annual landmine benefit by the legendary Brian Wilson, who opened up the show at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on 18th September 2002 before handing over to Paul. Towards the end of his set, Wilson joined his friend for a rousing rendition of the Beatles' classic ‘Let It Be’.
Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala 2001
The inaugural Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala took place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in LA on 14th June 2001 and was presented by American chat show host Jay Leno. The aim of the gala was to bring awareness to a campaign that Paul felt had been neglected following the tragic death of Princess Diana. As well as performing a number of songs on his own, Paul was joined on stage by Paul Simon, marking the first time the two musicians had ever collaborated.