The Flaming Lips to Headline Oklahoma Tornado Relief Concert
With Kings of Leon, Jackson Browne, and Built to Spill
Oklahoma natives The Flaming Lips will headline an upcoming benefit concert on July 23 in Oklahoma City to aid those affected by the numerous tornados that ravaged the state in May. The Lips will be joined by co-headliners Kings of Leon, as well as Jackson Browne, Built to Spill and many others, according to Tulsa World.
Citing a need for long-term support for the people affected by the destruction, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne issued a statement saying, "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."
Tickets for the benefit concert, dubbed "Rock for Oklahoma," will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. CST. Proceeds will go to recovery efforts to help alleviate the $2 billion worth of damage caused by the tornados.
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