U.K. Acts Turns Their Eyes To Japan

Beady Eye, Primal Scream and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon are a few of the U.K. artists teaming up for a benefit concert in support of Japan disaster relief.

The show is set for April 3 at London’s Brixton O2 Academy.

Richard Ashcroft, former singer for The Verve, will also perform, along with The Coral and singer-songwriter Paul Weller.

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“With images beamed worldwide as they occurred, the horrific tragedy that beset Japan in recent days has affected everybody,” Beady Eye said in a statement on its website.

“In response, a collection of Britain’s finest rock musicians have heeded the rallying call and come together to present a very special one off event.”

Beady Eye features former Oasis members including singer Liam Gallagher, guitarist Gem Archer and bassist Andy Bell, who now plays guitar.

The statement from Beady Eye notes that the musicians “still have fond memories of their concert in Sendai as Oasis in 2002.” Sendai was the nearest major city to March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake, which resulted in a devastating massive tsunami.

Tickets to the Japan Disaster Benefit go on sale Friday, March 25. Purchases are limited to four tickets per fan. Proceeds benefit the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

According to Reuters, the earthquake and tsunami have claimed the lives of more than 9,000 people. More than 13,500 are reported missing.
For more information, click here for Beady Eye’s official website.