John Densmore and Robby Krieger, the two remaining members of The Doors, will perform a special benefit set in Los Angeles. The band members will be joined on stage by Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.
Novoselic will naturally play the bass on the show while the vocal will be performed by several singers that will try to fill Jim Morrison’s shoes. Among the singers are Dave Stewart from Eurythmics, Haley Reinhart, and Micah Nelson.
The set will be about 30 minutes long and the setlist is still to be decided. Densmore, who is usually responsible for setting the setlist for The Doors’ shows, said he is used to “wing it.”
“Corralling musicians is like corralling cats,” he said.
Apart from The Doors and Novoselic, The Homeward Bound Charity Concert will feature other big names such as Jason Mraz, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Ingrid Michaelson with Maddie Poppe. The concert revenues will go towards the fight against homelessness throughout California.
“This homelessness thing, it’s a problem in every city; it’s a huge problem. It’s not just L.A., it’s everywhere. And why is that? Because the gap between the rich and the poor is the biggest in the history of our country. There’s big problems; you can’t just put a band-aid on it,” said Densmore.