Legends Gather For Hurricane Sandy Benefit
Several generations of East Coast-affiliated music legends will converge on Madison Square Garden on December 12 to raise funds to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy last month.
Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, The Who, Jon Bon Jovi and Roger Waters will join relative newcomers Kanye West and Alicia Keys at the 12-12-12 concert. Funds raised by the performance will be donated to the anti-poverty organization the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which will give aid to those affected in the tri-state area. Promoters James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein said: "12-12-12 is shaping up to be a showcase of musical royalty. The response of the entertainment community to help those most affected by Sandy has been nothing short of astounding."
The concert is organized by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the Madison Square Garden Company and the Weinstein Company, the same group that produced the Concert for New York City benefit in 2001, which raised more than $30 million in the wake of 9-11.
Variety says a television network has not yet signed on to broadcast the concert but a deal is expected to be announced shortly.