Mac Miller's family has announced A Celebration of Life, a show benefiting the newly launched Mac Miller Circles Fund (MMCF).
"The support we've experienced is evident in this amazing line-up and is a testament to Malcolm's incredible life," Karen Meyers, Mac's mother, said in a press release Tuesday. "His Father, brother, and I are beyond thankful to everyone who is working to make this concert happen along with every fan and every friend for continuing to support Malcolm and his vision. He was a caring, loving human with a smile that could light up the sky and a soul that was out to make the world a kinder place and the MMCF will continue to do just that."
Travis Scott, SZA, John Mayer, Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, and Vince Staples are among those on the lineup for the show. Tickets for the event, set for Oct. 31 at the Greek in Los Angeles, will be available via the official MMCF site from 10 a.m. local time Oct. 5. The flyer for the show was designed by Mac's brother Miller McCormick.
All net proceeds from tickets to the show will be given to MMCF, which will be co-managed by Mac's estate, family, an advisors board, and the 4 Strikes management team. MMCF aims to help young people in underserved communities by giving them access to programming and additional resources centered on creativity and community building.
Miller died Sept. 7 at his home in Studio City. Just one month earlier, he had released his fifth studio album Swimming, featuring A Celebration of Life performers Thundercat and John Mayer. "This was going to be Mac Miller's year," Mayer later said in an Instagram tribute.
This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in. I didn’t expect to play on his album the day he played some songs for me at his house, but when I heard “Small Worlds,” I gave it a short, chirpy little “yup,” which is the highest praise I can give a track. It means we don’t need to say another word, it’s going down. I grabbed the nearest guitar in the room and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune that made me so incredibly happy to have a part in, not to mention we established a nice little friendship. He was so funny I just kind of stopped typing “LOL” back in our texts. Mac was, to me, on permanent LOL status. I gave him whatever guidance I thought I had the right to, having been through the press ringer in the past and wanting him to understand that none of that noise could ever really take a bite out of the music he was about to put out. The last time I saw him, he was playing Hotel Cafe’ in Los Angeles for a crowd of 100 people. He was nervous, and honest about it with the audience. I thought that was so endearing, especially seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I’d seen in a very long time. His band was unreal. You gotta know that if you weren’t familiar with Mac Miller, you were about to be, whether you would have seen him at a festival, or a friend was going to catch a show and tell everyone they knew about it (like I did.) Mac put in the work. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that. I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.
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