An all-star lineup has been announced for a Hurricane Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden, including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Billy Joel and The Who.
Pretty much every artist announced as part of the Hurricane Sandy benefit has headlined Madison Square Garden on his own, or could. The benefit, titled “12.12.12” will take place Dec. 12, reports The New York Times.
The benefit's lineup, in addition to Springsteen, McCartney, West, Joel and The Who, will also feature Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon Jovi. This is a tremendous lineup gathering some of the biggest artists, past and present, for one night in New York to support a good cause.
"12.12.12" was organized by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company. Proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Foundation. The organizers were also responsible for “The Concert for New York City,” which was a 9/11 benefit concert that featured Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel as well as filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee and then-New York Yankees manager Joe Torre.
The Robin Hood Relief Foundation has been providing assistance to Hurricane Sandy victims, including donating money and supplies as well as helping other local charitable organizations provide support to those who were affected by the storm, according to “12.12.12's” website.
Ticket information, including price and on-sale date, VIP packages and more artist additions to the lineup will be announced shortly, according to the “12.12.12's” site. The benefit concert will also be telecast although it has not been announced if it will be streamed live or aired at a later date.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.