The Who, Rush, Def Leppard and more stars auctioning set lists to support youth writing programs

Courtesy of Setlists for Young Voices

Set lists from concerts by The Who, Rush, Def Leppard, The Pretenders and many other top acts are being auctioned off to raise money for a new youth writing initiative.

The program, started by novelists Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers and Michael Chabon, is called Setlists for Young Voices, and will benefit organizations including London’s Ministry of Stories and the International Congress of Youth Voices gathering in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Who set list, from a 2016 concert in Mexico City, is signed by guitarist Pete Townshend, while Rush’s contributions come from three shows that took place during the band’s 2013 Clockwork Angels Tour.  Def Leppard donated two set lists to the auction, as did The Pretenders, both of which are signed by frontwoman Chrissie Hynde.

Among the many other artists donating set lists: Steely Dan, R.E.M., Patti Smith and Nine Inch Nails.

The set lists will go up for bid starting tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Bidding will be open until May 2. Visit for more info.

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