Scheduled for Dec. 5 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the concert will also feature Aloe Blacc, Peter Frampton, the Roots, Brandon Flowers (the Killers), Pat Monahan (Train) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine). The performances will air Dec. 19 on the AMC network as Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert.
“It’s beautiful to see so many wonderful and talented musicians come together for this special show to celebrate John’s birthday,” Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono said in a prepared statement. “John’s art continues to give hope, light and happiness to generations of people everywhere. His belief that each of us can change the world continues to inspire the human race to believe in themselves, and his influence is everlasting in everyone’s hearts as we all share in the possibilities and power of music.”
Lennon was 40 when he was shot to death outside his New York City residence on Dec. 8, 1980.