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    Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:07:56

    Members of Oasis and Richard Ashcroft to Play Benefit Show For Japan - It will take place April 3rd in London

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    The Verve's Richard Ashcroft as well as Paul Weller and Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame will play a charity gig next month, with the proceeds benefiting the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

    Reuters reports that the event be held at the Brixton O2 Academy in south London on April 3rd, and the lineup includes Beady Eye, the band which Gallagher formed after the dissolution of Oasis, Primal Scream, The Coral and Graham Coxon of Blur.

    "With images beamed worldwide as they occurred, the horrific tragedy that beset Japan in recent days has affected everybody," Beady Eye said in a website post. "In response, a collection of Britain's finest rock musicians have heeded the rallying call and come together to present a very special one-off event."

    Are you living in London and able to attend this benefit show? What have you done to aid relief efforts in Japan?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.23.11




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