Legendary rocker Neil Young has announced plans to perform in a series of Gulf Coast benefit concerts to raise money for those affected by the oil spill.

The 64-year-old is teaming up with Bay Area Food Bank — an organization that serves food to hungry citizens in 24 counties across Florida, Alabama and Mississippi — to provide meals for families. Almost 400,000 meals are expected to be handed out, thanks to his generosity.

Young is encouraging concert-goers to bring nonperishable food items with them for the food bank. There will also be limited-edition, unique T-shirts onsite to benefit the charity. The performance dates are:

  • Sept. 20 — Marina Civic Center, Panama City, Fla.
  • Sept. 25 — IP Showroom, Biloxi, Miss.
  • Sept. 26 — Saenger Theatre, Mobile, Ala.
  • Sept. 28 — Saenger Theatre, Pensacola, Fla.

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