The Bridge School Benefit announced their 2012 lineup this morning, complete with a host of newcomers set to join the 26th annual charity event helmed by Neil and Pegi Young. While most of the performers shouldn’t have to tweak their live formula much to fit with the weekend’s occasionally acoustic and/or collaborative theme, one band just might have some new configurations to work out: Guns N’ Roses. In addition to the Axl Rose-led lineup of the great hard rock band, Jack White, k.d. lang, Steve Martin, Lucinda Williams, emerging artist Gary Clark Jr., Foster the People, Sarah McLachlan, and the Flaming Lips are set to perform on October 20/21st in Mountain View, California.
The Bridge School Benefit concerts have hosted a number of notable Neil Young collaborations over the past 3 decades, from last year’s Beck and Arcade Fire onstage team-ups with Young to the moment when Radiohead’s Thom Yorke met his hero before performing “After the Gold Rush” on the original piano it was recorded on. (We still have a soft spot for 2010’s Pearl Jam take on “Walk With Me,” the same year Neil and Pegi danced for the crowd as well.)
Tickets for the event will become available next Friday, September 14th via Live Nation. For more information on the non-profit organization this concert will benefit, visit The Bridge School’s site here.