LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Jon Bon Jovi will perform at a special 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden next month, according to organisers.
The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel and Alicia Keys have also signed up for the December 12 event, which its producers said is shaping up to be a showcase of rock royalty.
“The response from the entertainment community to help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy has been nothing short of astounding,” the Madison Square Garden Company, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and The Weinstein Company said in a joint statement. “We expect to announce additional legendary performers in the near future and we are confident that the event will ensure those in need will not be forgotten, and vital aid will be directed to rebuilding our communities along the East Coast.”
More than 130 people were killed when the superstorm pummelled the East Coast of the United States late last month. Thousands more were left homeless as the storm tore through areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, causing an estimated US$50 billion (RM150 billion) in damage.
Donations raised from the one-night event concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which will provide money and materials to groups helping people hardest hit by the storm. The organisers of the concert also produced the 9/11 benefit The Concert for New York City in 2001, which raised more than US$30 million. — Today