At the end of May and beginning of June the state of Oklahoma faced a series of devastating tornadoes that left many dead and billions of dollars in damages. In order to raise money for Oklahoma storm victims, a number of the state’s most famous rockers and others looking to help with come together for a concert dubbed “Rock For Oklahoma” on July 23, at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma natives Kings Of Leon and the Flaming Lips will headline, with Jackson Browne and Built To Spill also aboard. Event organizers say additional acts will be added. “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 in a statement. Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips added, “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.”
Tickets will cost $35 and $50 and go on sale this Friday at 10AM local time. Organizers will deliver all proceeds to central Oklahoma community organizations and charities, via local charities.