Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Brian Wilson and members of The Strokes are among the artists who will pay tribute to George Harrison this month at George Fest: A Night To Honour The Music Of George Harrison.
Other artists taking part in the celebrations for the late Beatle will include members of The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and Harrison’s son Dhani. Cold War Kids, Norah Jones and Velvet Revolver are also featured on the bill.
The show will take place at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on September 28 and will raise money for Sweet Relief – a charity for musicians struggling to make ends meet due to illness or disability. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the charity.
Earlier this month, Flowers revealed details of his forthcoming second solo album. The as-yet-untitled record, which comes after 2010’s ‘Flamingo’, is said to be less influenced by his Vegas hometown than his debut and is produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend).
Speaking of Rechtshaid, Flowers said, “He’s taking me out of my comfort zone. Normally I make demos and they’re pretty similar to how the song ends up. but he’ll take a song and be like, ‘I hear this’. It’s incredible – his palette and his range, what he’s able to say. At first we were butting our heads together, but now we’re hitting it off.”