Eddie Vedder, Maren Morris, and More to Pay Tribute to Leslie Jordan

Friends of the late Leslie Jordan have announced a special tribute show titled Reportin’ For Duty: A Tribute To Leslie Jordan. The special night of performances is slated for Feb. 19 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.

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Mixed in between performances from the likes of Eddie Vedder, Maren Morris, and Brothers Osbourne will be on-stage storytelling segments that provide insights into some of Jordan’s lasting lessons. Proceeds from the night will go to the EB Research Partnership, a cause close to Jordan’s heart. The organization is the largest dedicated to funding research to treat and cure Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Elsewhere in the night will be performances from Brittney Spencer, Billy Strings, Lukas Nelson, Jake Wesley Rogers, Ashley McBryde, Fancy Hagood, Jelly Roll, Danny Myrick, and Travis Howard, in addition to special appearances by Jim Parsons, Anthony Mason, Mayim Bialik, Cheyenne Jackson, Max Greenfield, Margaret Cho, Robyn Schall, Leanne Morgan and more.

The house band will feature three ACM Instrumentalists of the Year, who all performed on Jordan’s 2021 debut album, Company’s Comin’.

Tickets for the tribute will go on sale this Friday, Jan. 13 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Pre-sale will begin on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Find ticket information, HERE.

Jordan passed on Oct. 24 of last year after his car hit the side of a building at Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street in Hollywood. He was believed to have experienced a medical episode that led to the crash.

Jordan was a celebrated actor, comedian, writer, and singer. His notable roles include the Emmy-Award-winning portrayal of Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace and several characters in the American Horror Story franchise. He most recently starred in Fox’s Call Me Kat, with Mayim Bialik.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan received a new level of fame on Instagram, amassing nearly 6 million followers with his slice-of-life content. In 2021, he released his debut gospel album and published his memoir, How Y’all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.

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