John Fogerty, Spoon, Host Kevin Bacon Added To John Lennon Birthday Bash
December 2, 2015 at 12:33 PM (PT)
JOHN FOGERTY and SPOON are the latest artists added to the lineup taking part in IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON 75th BIRTHDAY CONCERT, at the THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5th at 7:30p (ET) airing on AMC on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 9p (ET/PT) (NET NEWS 11/3). KEVIN BACON has been named to host the event.
The concert event and broadcast premiere will also include very special video appearances by the remaining members of THE BEATLES, PAUL and RINGO.
Also announced today is the all-star house band featuring: GREG PHILLINGANES (STEVIE WONDER, ERIC CLAPTON) on keyboards, drummer KENNY ARONOFF (JOHN MELLENCAMP), bassist LEE SKLAR (JAMES TAYLOR), FELICIA COLLINS and SID McGINNIS (PAUL SHAFFER CBS ORCHESTRA) on guitars, along with keyboardist BOH COOPER, percussionist TAKU HIRANO and backing vocalists TAKU HIRANO and TRYA JULIETTE.
Previously announced performers include ALOE BLACC, ERIC CHURCH, SHERYL CROW, BRANDONFLOWERS, PETER FRAMPTON, JUANES, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, PAT MONAHAN, TOM MORELLO, WILLIE NELSON, THE ROOTS, CHRIS STAPLETON and STEVEN TYLER.
A new block of tickets in all price ranges are on sale now through TICKETMASTER CHARGE BY PHONE (866) 858-0008, www.ticketmaster.com and all TICKETMASTER OUTLETS or at the MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL and the BEACON THEATRE box offices.
A portion of proceeds from the concert will be donated to ROBIN HOOD, NEW YORK's largest poverty-fighting organization, creates and funds over 200 of the most effective programs, to help 1.8 million NEW YORKERS learn and earn their way out of poverty. For more information, please visit www.robinhood.org.
"The addition of these artists adds even greater depth and excitement to an already incomparable lineup," said BLACKBIRD's KEITH WORTMAN. "On just one night, on one stage, we will experience a night of music that we'll never forget."