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Tom Morello, Steven Tyler and More to Perform at John Lennon Tribute Concert

By Jeff Cornell

John Lennon will be honored with a concert celebrating what would have been his 75th year on the planet. The all-star tribute event will take place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 PM ET.

Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert will feature performances from Steven TylerPat MonahanTom MorelloWillie NelsonThe RootsAloe BlaccEric ChurchSheryl CrowBrandon Flowers of The KillersKris KristoffersonPeter Frampton, Juanes and Chris Stapleton. More performers will be announced at a later date.

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Yoko Ono released the following statement: “It’s beautiful to see so many wonderful and talented musicians come together for this special show to celebrate John’s birthday. John’s art continues to give hope, light and happiness to generations of people everywhere. His belief that each of us can change the world continues to inspire the human race to believe in themselves, and his influence is everlasting in everyone’s hearts as we all share in the possibilities and power of music.”

Tickets are available to the general public on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 9:00 AM ET through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and www.ticketmaster.comThe concert will take place on Dec. 5 and for those not fortunate enough to be on hand, the show will air on AMC on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Lennon would have turned 75 back on Oct. 9th.

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