Kings of Leon and Flaming Lips to play Rock For Oklahoma benefit gig

The concert's proceeds will go towards the victims of the F5 tornado

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Kings Of Leon and The Flaming Lips have been lined up to play at a Rock for Oklahoma benefit gig.

The concert will take place in Oklahoma City on July 23 to raise money for the victims of the F5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma this spring, Billboard reports. The disaster claimed 24 lives and caused as much as £15.3 million in damages. "We couldn't be more proud to lend a hand to home state," Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill said. "This is the least we could do."

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips added: "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."

The concert, which will be held at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, will also feature Built to Spill, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, and other special guests, which are yet to be announced.

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