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My Morning Jacket, Neko Case And Phosphorescent To Play Show For Alabama Tornado Relief

My Morning Jacket, Neko Case and Phosphorescent will play a fundraiser on August 19 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to benefit United Way of West Alabama. All of the proceeds will go towards tornado relief in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which still recovering from a horrific tornado that swept through the city less than two months ago.

“My Morning Jacket is honored to be given an opportunity to do our part in helping the folks of Tuscaloosa cope with this tragedy … Life is a crazy journey and you never know what the next day may bring.  We all need each other to help make it thru,’” the band said in a statement.

“When I saw footage of the tornado destruction my heart broke, Neko Case said in a statement. ” But I’m also SO inspired by all the coverage of people helping each other though the tragedy, be it selfless acts of bravery or just sending what little they can. I want to help too.”

For Phosphorescent, who has family in Alabama, the tragedy was even more personal. Fortunately he was able to reach his loved ones after a few frantic days. “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,” he said. “Alabama, this one’s for you.”

Tickets go on sale June 17 at 10am CT.

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