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David Lynch announces benefit concert featuring Elvis Costello, Hugh Jackman and more


The David Lynch Foundation has revealed details of an upcoming virtual concert entitled Meditate America. The event, which will be free for people, has seen Lynch pull in favours from some of his famous friends such as Elvis Costello and Hugh Jackman which will make it an event not to miss.

The aim of the foundation is to spread the message of Transcendental Meditation and how this can change the lives of adults as well as children across the globe. The concert plans to benefit efforts in training and educate those most in need of meditating, hence why Lynch isn’t charging a fee for the event. The people who fall into this category, according to the press statement, are those who are living in at-risk communities during the coronavirus pandemic, health workers and veterans facing mental health issues such as depression and PTSD.

Katy Perry is set to make an appearance at the online event which takes place on December 3rd, with Hugh Jackman confirmed to speak to the singer about motherhood and meditation. Other performers will include the singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, Kesha, Sting, Angélique Kidjo and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

The acclaimed director last month confirmed that he would have been working on projects and making new films if COVID-19 hadn’t sent the entire world into lockdown. Fans of Lynch’s have been waiting for a new feature film project since 2006’s Inland Empire, despite the director keeping himself busy with other projects including the 2017 reboot of Twin Peaks and releasing his short film What Did Jack Do? last year.

“I am in isolation,” he explained to the PCS Literary Magazine. “I love isolation. I’m not able to make films, but I’m able to paint and work on sculpture and work on my YouTube channel. It’s pretty great. I really kind of like isolation.”

“I don’t know for sure,” recalled the ever-mysterious director, “but I’d probably be making a film or continuing story.”