More Acts Announced For Lennon’s 75th Birthday Concert

John Fogerty and Spoon are joining in on the festivities this weekend for “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert.” The star-studded lineup features Steven Tyler, Eric Church, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers and more.

The event celebrating the beloved Beatle is scheduled Dec. 5 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will take part in the concert by making special video appearances. Today’s announcement also adds Kevin Bacon as the special guest host and gives us the run-down of the house band.

The band features Greg Phillinganes on keyboards, Kenny Aronoff on drums, Lee Sklar on bass, Felicia Collins and Sid McGinnis on guitars, Boh Cooper on keyboard, and Taku Hirano on percussion. Jory Steinberg and Trya Juliette will provide backing vocals.

Phillinganes is also serving as the show’s music director along with Don Was. Gregg Gelfand is the director.

The previously announced lineup is made up of Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Juanes, Tom Morello, Aloe Blacc, Kris Kristofferson, Train’s Pat Monahan, and Chris Stapleton. Believe it or not, more artists are yet to be announced.

The show is brought to you by Blackbird Presents in partnership with AMC. Keith Wortman of Blackbird Presents is the creator and executive producer of “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert.”  Blackbird Presents has previously hosted events honoring artists including Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Levon Helm, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Waylon Jennings and Emmylou Harris. 

A new allotment of tickets is on sale now, starting at $99. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization.   

The concert will air exclusively on AMC Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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