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Surviving members of The Doors to perform rare reunion set for charity

News 20/01/2020

The remaining two surviving members of The Doors, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore will be reuniting once more at a Los Angeles charity event.

The pair will be performing a 30-minute, semi-acoustic set with Nirvana's Krist Novoselic on bass, to raise money to support the homeless. A rotating group of performers from the evening's lineup will perform the vocal duties.

Krieger and Densmore appeared onstage together a couple of times since the end of a very lengthy legal battle in the wake of their bandmate, Ray Manzarek's death in 2013.

The Homeward Bound concert will be held this week on 23rd Jan at the Wiltern.

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Densmore joked in a new interview with Rolling Stone. "That's the crux."

The setlist is still in progress, but Eurythmics' Dave Stewart has already requested to fill on 'Hello, I Love You'. Densmore says that the Doors didn't play that song live very often, "But what the hell, why not?"

Willie Nelson's son, Micah, will be on vocal duties for 'Roadhouse Blues', while ex-American Idol contestant, Haley Reinheart will be singing 'People Are Strange'.

The rest of the lineup for the concert includes Jason Mraz, Fitz and the Tantrums, Ingrid Michaelson & Maddie Poppe, Phillip Phillips, ScaryPoolParty, Dave Stewart & Kaya Stewart, Morgxn and Voices of Our City Choir.

"The Doors were born out of the womb of the L.A. woman, so when you get the brass ring, you give back," Densmore says. "It's the natural thing to do. So we're giving back to the city that fed us artistically. 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. You've got billionaires-slash-kings and workers who can't afford to live in the kingdom. They've gotta drive two hours out of town to find rent cheap enough. There are big problems; you can't just put a band-aid on it." Densmore is optimistic about the future, indicating that 2020 will be a pivotal year.

We can't wait to see what's coming!