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Yoko Ono announces Plastic Ono Band shows at the Orpheum

YokoLAphoto 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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I can't believe anyone would go to see Yoko Ono; a woman totally devoid of any musical talent. The ONLY reason we know who she is at all is because she hooked John Lennon.

Clearly, people like Paul Simon and Eric Clapton disagree with you.

And your musical accomplishments are?

Ono is tweeting an early-access code now. Follow her on Twitter (@yokoono) to get it. I can't wait for this show. Her last album was fantastic.

Also, a stripped-down version of Double Fantasy will be released October 9.

sleepdawg, does one have to have musical accomplishments to know who's good and who sucks? Everyone but you seem to know that Yoko has no musical talent. Eric and Paul were friends of John and thought they'd support a friend's widow as a good will gesture, so it's not clear that they disagree with rick.She had to cancel a tour one year because of lack of ticket sales, that ought to tell you something!


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