Steve Earle and Marc Cohn are to headline a John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York in December (13).

Venue bosses at Theatre Within, where the show will be staged two days before the anniversary of the former Beatles star's death, made the line-up announcement on Wednesday (09Oct13), on what would have been Lennon's 73rd birthday.

The Mavericks frontman Raul Malo, Joan Osborne, Teddy Thompson and Bettye LaVette will also perform Lennon cover tunes at the show. Proceeds will benefit charities Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono supported.