By Tim Saunders on
As reported by Look To The Stars back in January, Paul McCartney is to headline a charity concert to benefit filmmaker David Lynch's meditation charity. We can now announce the music icon will be joined by his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.
After initially not confirming that the two stars would share the stage together, a UK spokesperson has now announced that the pair will definitely perform at least one song together – making it a reunion of the surviving members of The Beatles. They last performed together in public at a tribute show for George Harrison in 2002.
Proceeds from the show will go to the David Lynch Foundation, set up by the filmmaker to provide funds for in-school “Quiet Time” programs utilizing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique. In the past year, the Foundation has provided millions of dollars for thousands of students, teachers, and parents to learn to meditate. The Foundation also provides funds for independent research institutions to assess the effects of the program on creativity, intelligence, brain functioning, academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The filmmaker attributes much of his creativity to the practice.
“It gives me great pleasure to be part of this evening,” said Starr. “I feel the aims of this charity are wonderful.”
Tickets for the show – which also features Sheryl Crow, Moby, Donovan, Ben Harper and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and will take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 4 – go on sale on Monday.
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