Yoko Ono announces Plastic Ono Band shows at the Orpheum
Yoko Ono's long-running Plastic Ono Band, which she and Sean Ono Lennon revived last year after a long hiatus, has announced two nights of concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. The shows will be a reprise of the New York performance, entitled "We Are Plastic Ono Band," which took place on February 16, 2010, and featured such guest performers as Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Thurston Moore and Bette Midler. Also intergral to the performances are Yuka Honda, best known for her work as one-half of Cibo Matto, and Japanese polyglot pop band Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada, Shimmy Hirotaka Shimizu and Yuko Araki).
The Plastic Ono Band is best known for its earliest incarnation, which featured Ono's late husband John Lennon, and released "Give Peace a Chance" in 1969. Forty years later Ono revived the project to release "Between My Head and the Sky."
Ono has promised an equally star-studded roster of guests for the L.A. shows, which will take place on Oct. 1 and 2. Tickets, which range in price from $60 to $150, go on sale Saturday, Aug. 7, through Ticketmaster. We'll keep you posted on guest appearances.
-- Randall Roberts
Photo: Yoko Ono in New York in February 2010. Credit: Kevin Mazur / Wireimage
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