Kings of Leon, Flaming Lips, Jackson Browne headline "Rock for Oklahoma" benefit
The all-ages event will take place July 23 at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Arena. Tickets are priced at $35 and $50, with all proceeds benefiting recovery efforts following the two F5 tornadoes that ripped through central Oklahoma in late May. These storms caused an estimated $2 billion in damage and the loss of at least 47 lives, according to a press release. The funds will be dispersed among several central Oklahoma community organizations and charities.
More performers will be announced soon.
"We couldn't be more proud to lend a hand to our home state," Kings of Leon's Jared Followill said in a press release. "We were all devastated by what happened there ... we have family and friends that were affected by the tornadoes ... this is the least we could do."
Members of Kings of Leon were raised in Talihina, OK, while the Flaming Lips were founded in Norman, OK, and now reside in Oklahoma City. Browne, thought not an Oklahoma native, is a long-time friend of the Flaming Lips.