KELLY JONES ADDED TO JAPAN BENEFIT LINE-UP + XFM TO BROADCAST
Kelly Jones has been added to the bill of the Japan Disaster Benefit show taking place this weekend at Brixton Academy. The Stereophonics frontman will be playing an acoustic set and joins Richard Ashcroft, Beady Eye, The Coral, Graham Coxon, Primal Scream and Paul Weller for what is sure to be a legendary night.
XFM Radio have also confirmed they will be recording the show for a live broadcast on the evening featuring live performances and interviews.
The show was been hastily arranged to help benefit those who have been affected by the recent earthquakes and subsequent tsunami in Japan. It was announced on Tuesday 22nd March, and tickets went on sale for this very special one-off event at 9am on Friday 25th March and sold out within minutes. Doors will open at 5.30pm on Sunday.
Beady Eye’s Liam Gallagher said “We’ve always had close ties with Japan and great affection for our fans out there. We’ve been saddened by the horrific TV images of the disaster. Our hope is that this benefit concert can help the people of Japan.”
“We’re glad to be able to support such a great cause and help the people of Japan in any way we can.” - The Coral
A statement from Primal Scream reads; “We are humbled to play the Japan Disaster Benefit and help in contributing to the relief efforts and as Mani is unable to attend due to prior family commitments, are pleased to announce we will be joined for one night only by Sex Pistols legend Glen Matlock.”
"I really wanted to do something to show solidarity and sympathy with the Japanese people. Japan is a place I've been to many times in the last 30 years. I've made many friends there and have been treated very well. They are a kind race of people. My heart goes out to them. The lineup is great for the show and it’s gonna be a brilliant night." - Paul Weller
Fans who wish to donate to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal can do so here or by calling 08450 53 53 53.