The Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band who backed her at the show, was led by her son, Sean Ono Lennon playing guitar, piano and bass. The band also included Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto on keyboards, Charlotte Kemp Muhl on bass and guitar, Jared Samuel on keyboards, Nels Cline of Wilco on guitar, Yuko Araki of Cornelius on drums, and Michael Leonhart of Steely Dan on trumpet.
Also joining Yoko on stage were Peaches, Michael Stipe, Robyn Hitchcock and Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, who sang "Happy Birthday" in English and German. Jiga, Eva and Masumi, a local Berlin synth-pop trio, opened the show with their song "Hey, Yoko."
Yoko Ono's retrospective art exhibit, “Half-A-Wind Show,” opened Feb. 15 at the Schirn Kuntshalle in Frankfurt.
Ono plans for 2013 include reissuing her solo albums originally released between 1968 and 1985, a book, “Infinite Universe At Dawn” that will highlight six decades of her art, and the curation of the 2013 Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre in London in June. Ono's art exhibit will also tour in major museums across Denmark, Austria and Spain in 2013 and 2014.
Both Ono and Sean Lennon have been heavily involved in an anti-fracking campaign in New York, most recently with an ad featuring John Lennon's song “Gimme Some Truth.”
Yoko Ono concert set list:
- “It Happened”
- “Waiting For The D Train”
- “Between My Head And The Sky”
- “Moving Mountains”
- “There's No Goodbye”
- “Walking On Thin Ice”
- “Yes, I'm A Witch”
- “Cheshire Cat”
- “Higa Noboru”
- “Give Peace A Chance”
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