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Kings of Leon, Flaming Lips to Perform at Oklahoma Tornado Relief Concert in July

Image courtesy of RCA Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of RCA Records (via ABC News Radio)

Kings of Leon and The Flaming Lips are among the artists who have signed on to perform at a benefit concert to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma last month. Dubbed Rock for Oklahoma, the event will take place on July 23 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“We couldn’t be more proud to lend a hand to our home state,” said Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill in a statement . “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.”

Lips frontman Wayne Coyne adds, “ 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.”

Other artists to take the stage at the event include Jackson Browne , Built to Spill and a number of special surprise guests.

Tickets for the Rock for Oklahoma concert will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. CT through Ticketmaster. All of the proceeds from the show will be given to central Oklahoma community organizations and local charities.

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