The Eagles’ Don Henley is to partner with Lyle Lovett and Clint Black for a concert to benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts. The show takes place on 28 November 2017 at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. Tickets for Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit go on sale on 22 September via the venue’s website.
All ticket proceeds are set to benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation. This will distribute the money to various charities doing relief work in the deluged city of Houston and its surrounding areas. Henley, Lovett, Black and businessman Ed Bass will also offer their advice about where the funds should be allocated.
The Hurricane Harvey Relief concert is personal for all three stars. Henley and Lovett were both born in Texas, while Black was raised in the town of Katy, outside of Houston. In a statement, Clint Black spoke about watching footage of Hurricane Harvey devastate his home town, saying, "We braced ourselves through the night as the flood waters grew closer to our family's doorsteps in Houston and Katy," he said. "My mom, brothers, niece and nephews were all very fortunate and I knew I had to find a way to help those who weren’t so lucky, to recover and rebuild what was lost in the hurricane."
The Helping Texans concert marks the latest all-star effort to raise money for hurricane relief. Solange will perform a benefit show with the Sun Ra Arkestra at the Orpheum Theater in Boston on 28 September, while Fall Out Boy will dedicate their 7 November show in Houston to Harvey relief efforts. On 22 September, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more will perform at the Harvey Can't Mess With Texas concert at Austin's Frank Erwin Center.
Recently, Lyle Lovett also participated in the Hand in Hand telethon, where he appeared on stage with George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert and Robert Earl Keen for a performance of Strait's Lone Star paean, ‘Texas.’