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Gaga, Iggy, Yoko Set for John Lennon Tribute


Yoko Ono’s star-studded We Are Plastic Ono Band concert in Los Angeles this October will boast guest appearances from Lady Gaga, Sonic Youth, Iggy Pop, and many more.

At the gigs, set for October 1-2 at L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre, Ono, 76, will perform Plastic Ono Band material she wrote and recorded with her husband, Beatles great John Lennon, playing with a band featuring her son, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto fame), and Japanese indie rocker Cornelius. Hand-picked artists will join the band onstage, much like the We Are Plastic Ono Band show in Brooklyn this past February, where guest stars included Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, and Scissor Sisters.

Gaga is set for the October 2 performance, along with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, while Iggy Pop will appear October 1, with Nels Cline and Mike Watt. RZA, Perry Farrell, Carrie “Princess Leia” Fisher, actor Vincent Gallo, Paul Simon’s son Harper, and more will appear on both nights.

Fans can expect something similar to the Brooklyn show, where the band played selections from Plastic Ono Band’s catalogue, including an all-star jam finale of 1969’s “Give Peace a Chance.” The set also featured newer material culled from Ono’s surprising 2009 album, Between My Head and the Sky.

Tickets are already onsale for the event via Ticketmaster.

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