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Wide Array of Stars Announced for George Harrison Tribute Concert

Image courtesy of Image Courtesy of The Best Fest (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image Courtesy of The Best Fest (via ABC News Radio)

The first-ever  George Harrison  tribute concert has been announced.  George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison will host a huge lineup of musical talent all playing classic music of the former  Beatle .

Among those scheduled to perform are:  Brandon Flowers  and  Mark Stoermer  of  The Killers ,  Nick Valensi  of  The Strokes ,  Britt Daniel  of  Spoon , ex- Guns N' Roses  drummer  Matt Sorum ,  Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Butch Walker ,  The Cult 's  Ian Astbury ,  Wayne Coyne  &  Steven Drozd of  The Flaming Lips ,  Ben Harper ,  Ann Wilson  of  Heart ,  Karen Elson  and  Brian Bell  of  Weezer .

"Many more big surprises" are promised at the event, which takes place on September 28 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.  The show coincides with the re-release of George Harrison's first six solo albums, which first appeared from 1968 to 1975 on The Beatles' Apple Records label, digitally remastered from the original analog masters.  The Apple Years 1968-75  will be available on CD and via digital download on September 23. 

George Fest is being curated by The Best Fest  -- which has put on similar tributes to  Tom Petty  and Bob Dylan  -- in partnership with Harrison's estate.  All the proceeds from ticket sales for the show will go to the Jameson Neighborhood Fund to benefit the Sweet Relief organization, which aids musicians in need of financial assistance because of illness or other issues.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Pacific  via the AXS website .