- CHARITY BENEFIT
The producers of what is to be the largest concert ever staged at the iconic Madison Square Garden announced today an incredible line up of musicians, celebrities and legendary figures from across the planet all coming together this upcoming Wednesday.
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief began ticket sales for the 7:30 pm concert next week to aid the victims of one of the largest natural disasters to ever hit America. With the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors and Robin Hood’s board of directors every single penny from both ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Event producers Harvey Weinstein, John Sykes and James Dolan issued the joint statement, “We are grateful to each and every artist that has agreed to be a part of this historic night.”
This important musical extravaganza will provide significant support to the communities who were affected by Sandy as they confront short- and long-term issues.
The esteemed lineup of artists includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Chris Martin, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West and The Who.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company announced as well that the unprecedented event will be simulcast live in select movie-theaters in hurricane affected areas through-out the tri-state region.
Nearly 2 billion people worldwide will be able to access the concert on television, radio and the internet. The concert, presented by Chase, will be available to all 114 million television households in the US and to more than 400 million television households outside the country via networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Live streaming will take place on the largest online video services in the world, including YouTube, AOL, Yahoo, Hulu, and others. Combined, these video streaming services reach over 1.4 billion users worldwide. In addition, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will broadcast the concert live on its radio stations across the country.
“That is just incredible to hear that they really care about these people,” stated tourist Greg Hanson walking past the venue after hearing the news. “People were hurt. This will make them feel better.”
For more information on tickets for purchase and those distributed for free at local venues please visit www.121212concert.org or call The Robin Hood Foundation at (212) 844-3564 for packages.
ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for the new social commentary website www.sensiblesocialite.com.