Famed avant-garde artist Yoko Ono will resurrect Plastic Ono Band with an all-star lineup for a one-night only performance in Brooklyn, NY.
The concert, booked for February 16 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Gilman Opera House, will be the first for Plastic Ono Band in about 40 years. Ono’s new band will consist of son Sean Lennon, as well as Japanese musicians Cornelius, Yuka Honda and Haruomi Hosono.
However, the biggest news is the impressive list of guest artists that Ono has amassed for her band’s upcoming U.S. performance. The roster reads like a who’s-who of contemporary music , with Eric Clapton, Paul Simon and son Harper Simon, and Sonic Youth’s husband-and-wife team Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon among the confirmed artists.
It’s been a long time coming but it’s been confirmed that Yoko Ono will play the first Plastic Ono Band gig in 40 years when the band takes the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York on Feb. 16. She will be joined by original band members Eric Clapton and bassist Klaus Voorman.
The show promises to be something of a special event as joining the trio will be Paul Simon, singer Bette Midler, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon as well as Ono’s son, Sean Lennon….Also taking part in the concert will be Martha Wainwright, Mark Ronson and the Scissor Sisters.