|Updated: 6/12/2013 10:41 am
||Published: 6/12/2013 10:40 am
Organizers announced the lineup for Rock for Oklahoma, another benefit concert for the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
The July 23rd concert will feature musicians with special connections to Oklahoma; including Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips, Built to Spill and Jackson Browne.
Losses from these storms are estimated to reach upwards of $2 billion. Many of the short-term needs of the people affected by the tornados have already been met; the goal of Rock for Oklahoma is to help them with long-term issues and problems, such as regaining livelihoods. All of the proceeds will be dispersed to central Oklahoma community organizations and charities, via local charities.
"We couldn't be more proud to lend a hand to our home state. We were all devastated by what happened there....we have family and friends that were affected by the tornados....this is the least we could do," said Jared Followill of Kings of Leon.
“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,” said Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.
The show will be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday, July 23rd. Tickets are $35 and $50, with applicable fees, they go on sale Friday, June 14th at 10 am online via ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1.800.745.3000.