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 Tyler, Pat Monahan, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Kris Kristofferson, Peter Frampton, Juanes and Chris Stapleton. More performers will be announced at a later date.
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.com. The 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.