Friday, September 5, 2014

George Harrison to be celebrated at George Fest all-star benefit concert

The music of George Harrison will be performed by an all-star cast at "George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison", set for The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on September 28.

The benefit concert will see a star-studded lineup that includes The Cabin Down Below Band with Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer of The Killers, Ann Wilson of Heart, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Britt Daniel of Spoon, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dhani Harrison, Butch Walker, Ian Astbury of The Cult, Cold War Kids, Karen Elson, Brian Bell of Weezer, Big Black Delta, Chase Cohl, Jamestown Revival, Matt Sorum, Ryan Miller of Guster, The Black Ryder Gingger Shankar and many more surprise guests.

All ticket proceeds from the charity show will go to the Jameson Neighborhood Fund To Benefit Sweet Relief

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 5 at 10:00AM PDT and will be available here.

“George Fest” has been created in celebration of the September 22 (sep 23 in North America) release of “George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975” box set.

The package will feature six albums released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label, all digitally remastered from the original analogue masters for CD and digital release.

The package includes “Wonderwall Music” (1968), “Electronic Sound” (1969), “All Things Must Pass” (1970), “Living In The Material World”(1973), “Dark Horse” (1974) and “Extra Texture (Read All About It)”(1975).

Designed to complement Harrison’s 2004 collection, “The Dark Horse Years 1976-92”, the new box features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The Apple Years box also includes an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett, and rare and previously unpublished images.

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