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My Morning Jacket To Play Benefit Show for Tornado Victims

June 10, 2011  |  2:01pm
My Morning Jacket To Play Benefit Show for Tornado Victims

My Morning Jacket, Neko Case and Phosphorescent are teaming up with United Way to bring relief to the recent tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The indie rock trio will play a fundraiser at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 19, to benefit United Way of West Alabama.

In late April, 53 tornadoes tore through the state of Alabama — 7,000 homes were destroyed and 41 people lost their lives.

The destruction hit home for Phosphorescent, as one of the band members wrote:

“Phosphorescent was on tour when the news reached me about the Alabama tornadoes. Alabama is my home state and we were in San Francisco and it was two full days of worry before I could get through on the phone lines and reach my family. I am very lucky to have found out that they were all ok and it is devastating to think of all the people who weren’t as lucky. Since then I have been racking my brain to find a way to help or to set up a benefit or figure out anything we could do. It means the world to me that the My Morning Jacket boys were thinking along the same lines and that they reached out to Phosphorescent and that we can get down there to Tuscaloosa and lend a hand. Alabama, this one’s for you.Love, Phos.”

Tickets can be purchased Friday Jun. 17, at 10 a.m. Central Time.

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