Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to Reunite Onstage

The two living Beatles will share the stage for an April 4 benefit concert in NYC

By Caitlin Millat
|  Thursday, Mar 5, 2009  |  Updated 11:33 AM EDT
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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are taking the stage together again.

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The last living members of The Beatles will reunite onstage in New York City this April for the first time in seven years.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will headline a Radio City Music Hall concert on April 4th in their first performance together since the two played a memorial for guitarist George Harrison in 2002. In 1989 after singer John Lennon was shot to death, Harrison told the New York Times  that there would never be a Beatles reunion as long as Lennon was dead.

The historic concert will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which raises money to teach children in troubled parts of the world how to escape their reality through transcendental meditation, a practice McCartney has publicly supported and practiced for 40 years.

"In moments of madness, it has helped me find moments of serenity," said McCartney, who spent years in a vicious public spat with ex-wife Heather Mills.

McCartney told "The View" in January that he would love to musically re-team with ex-drummer Ringo Starr. "He's a great drummer and we're used to each other," McCartney said on the daytime show.

"It gives me great pleasure to be part of this evening. I feel the aims of the charity are wonderful," Starr told the BBC.

It's unclear if the two will play Beatles tunes or original music at the concert, though Starr's reps told the BBC that the drummer will play "a few songs on his own."

Sheryl Crow, Moby and Donovan, among other musicians, will also perform at the April 4 event.

Tickets for the show will go on sale March 9 at 11 a.m. through www.ticketmaster.com.

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