The event, which starts at 2 p.m. ET, will raise funds for Delia Arts Center, a haven for Palestinian musicians in Gaza.
During the concert, producer Brian Eno and his brother Roger Eno will also present “Celeste,” an audiovisual project comprised of videos and soundscapes captured in Gaza City.
Since 2007, Israel has maintained a blockade of Gaza’s land, air and sea. Combined with regular military operations and limited utilities and services, the territory has been left economically devastated.
Israeli officials say the measures are necessary to prevent Hamas, the militant group that governs the territory and is designated by the US as a terrorist organization, from smuggling weapons or carrying out attacks on Israel. Palestinians say the measures are violent and oppressive.
“Palestinian musicians, from classical to rappers, struggle to have their voices heard when they lack space to make their music due to a lack of investment in music industry infrastructure,” the foundation said on its website.
Morello said he hopes “Live for Gaza” will help those musicians find an audience and finally be heard.