Yoko Ono has recruited Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Bette Midler and more artists for the first Plastic Ono Band show in 40 years: a special concert on February 16th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The “new” Plastic Ono Band will be comprised of Ono’s son Sean Lennon plus Japanese musicians like Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda, Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono and Cornelius, who also worked on Ono’s 2009 album Between My Head and the Sky.
Both Clapton and bassist Klaus Voorman, who’s also confirmed for the Brooklyn event, were members of the original Plastic Ono Band that featured on the album Live Peace in Toronto 1969 and the “Cold Turkey” single, while drummer Jim Keltner played on Lennon’s Imagine disc. Rounding out this eclectic crew of performers are Paul Simon’s son and recent Breaking artist Harper Simon, Martha Wainwright, Mark Ronson, the Scissor Sisters and Justin Bond. Tickets for the Plastic Ono Band event go on sale tomorrow, January 12th at the BAM website.
Check out the Plastic Ono roster as it stands now: