Whilst a number of leading artists from Rihanna to Redman have sent out musical messages of support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, we finally have some news about a collective response from the musical community. Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Paul McCartney are to headline a benefit concert dedicated to victims of the disaster at New York’s Madison Square Garden next month.
Titled 12-12-12, the concert will take place on December 12th, and will feature performances not only by the three aforementioned superstars above, but also from Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, The Who, Billy Joel and Roger Waters, all of whom have ties with the East Coast. Expect more big name announcements to come.
Proceeds from the concert will go towards the Robin Hood Relief Fund to assist those in the Tri-State area whose lives and property have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The concert itself will air on the FUSE TV network and on all 850 Clear Channel radio stations nationwide. Tickets and on-sale information will be released in the coming days.
Here’s a statement made by those promoting the benefit concert:
“12.12.12’ is shaping up to be a showcase of music royalty. The response from the entertainment community to help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy has been nothing short of astounding. 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.”
+ Watch Mary J.Blige‘s performance of “The Living Proof” at a small Hurricane Sandy relief concert below.