First the country musicians sprang to the aid of tornado-devastated Oklahoma, and now it's the rockers' turn to lend a helping hand. Native Oklahomans Kings of Leon and the Flaming Lips are heading up a benefit that will also feature Jackson Browne, Built to Spill and special guests.
The concert will take place July 23 at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena. All proceeds will be earmarked for central Oklahoma community organizations and charities.
"We couldn't be more proud to lend a hand to our home state," stated KoL bassist Jared Followill. "We were all devastated by what happened there....we have family and friends that were affected by the tornadoes....this is the least we could do."
Meanwhile, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne noted, ""Shakespeare said 'It is not enough to help the needy up, but to support them after' and in our small way we are trying to not just be here at the moment of immediate need, but to stay and help with the rebuilding. After all, this is our home and they are us and we are them."
If interested in attending the show, tickets are available at Ticketmaster or by phone at (800) 745-3000.