A proposed JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE CONCERT scheduled for later
this week in NEW YORK has been rescheduled and renamed.
show, which was due to take place tomorrow (September 20) and be broadcast by
American channel TNT, will now take place on October 2.
According to US press reports the event is now named ‘Come Together: A
Night For John Lennon’s Words & Music, Dedicated to New York City & Its
People’, following last week’s terrorist strikes (September 11).
Artists scheduled to appearat the Radio City Music Hall show
Morissette, Nelly Furtado, Moby
and Stone Temple Pilots amongst others.
A statement has been
issued to the American media which reads: “In light of last week’s tragic events,
(organisers) felt it was appropriate to move our Lennon tribute
to October 2. In addition the event, originally planned as a benefit for a
non-violent world, will now also support the vital efforts of the New
York City relief organizations…
“The appropriateness of
John Lennon’s words, message, and music is even more timely now.
New York City identified and shared a mutual love affair with
John and Yoko Ono, and now more than ever, that
unbreakable bond grows even stronger in this time of healing.”