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Yoko Ono announces Plastic Ono Band line-up for Orpheum shows: Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, Vincent Gallo, TuneYards, Perry Farrell, more [UPDATED]

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono has started teasing her upcoming Plastic Ono Band concerts, which will feature a wide array of surprise guests, at the Orpheum Theatre in L.A.

A few hours ago via Twitter, she tweeted the first few names for the Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 shows, and it's a predictably odd collection that includes Iggy Pop, actor-singer-director Vincent Gallo, Oakland singer TuneYards, and L.A. mainstay Perry Farrell.

Ever the iconoclast, Gallo confirmed the appearance, though he framed the announcement differently:

Vincent Gallo (vincent_gallo) on Twitter_1283280374855

(We can't show you what he's "available for" in his tweet, because it's a tad too vulgar for this blog, but let's just say that he was available for the same thing in his notorious film "The Brown Bunny.")

We'll keep you posted on further announcements (though probably not from Gallo).

UPDATED 1:34 P.M.: Lady Gaga will be performing at the Oct. 2 show, Ono just tweeted. As well, she's added Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Harper Simon, the RZA, and Carrie Fisher.

-- Randall Roberts

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That Gallo twitter account is totally fake.

These guest stars have agreed to be part of her show, and they will unwittingly be validating Yoko's "art", which is a cross between a screech owl and fingernails on a chalk board....and that is being generous.

Here she is a MOMA in New York earlier this summer.

Still want to buy those tickets to the LA gigs?

Oh, I used to produce hard core atonal bop, so I have significant experience with this kind of material and I am not just a Yoko "hater". She really just doesn't have any musical talent at all. Not by any stretch.....

She could be doing much more artistically and socially beneficial things with her time and the money she has available to her.

Apparently she's involved in some film soundtracking as well. Doesn't sound nearly as "screechy" as her 70's records, but hey I liked that stuff. There's a trailer for the film up on hulu that may be of interest... Check it out:


p.s. I really loved Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band from 1972. Great album, esp Yang Yang.


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