In the wake of super storm Sandy, music’s greats are getting together to help raise funds for the victims in a benefit concert dubbed "12-12-12" held at Madison Square Garden. Sandy has left many parts of the tri-state area devastated and the music community is more than happy to help the cause.
The all-star lineup includes Kanye West and Alicia Keys, along with Paul McCartney, the Who, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Roger Waters. The concert will reportedly have much resemblance to the 2001 benefit thrown at the same venue for 9/11 victims, which also featured McCartney, the Who, Bon Jovi and Joel and was arranged by Clear Channel, the Madison Square Garden Company and the Weinstein Company. The event could really aid Sandy victims if it has just as an amazing turn out that the 9/11 benefit did, which raised $35 million.
Concert producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein said in statement,"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 will be televised but it is not clear as of yet which network, and there is still talk of adding more performers to the bill. This could very well be a historic night for music. All funds raised by "12-12-12" will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. More information regarding the concert will be released in the upcoming days.
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