Bruce Springsteen will help anchor another all-star benefit
to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts next month. Photo
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will help anchor
another all-star benefit to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief
efforts, once again joined by fellow New Jersey and New York
artists Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel.
The December 12 concert "12-12-12" will be held at Madison
Square Garden and also feature the likes of Kanye West, Paul
McCartney, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters and the Who.
More artists are expected to be unveiled. Ticket information
for the concert was not yet released, and the benefit is to
be produced by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the
Madison Square Garden Co. and the Weinstein Co.
A press release notes that "telecast information" will also
be unveiled in the days to come.
Proceeds from the "12-12-12" concert will go to the Robin
Hood Relief Fund, which distributes money and materials to
With Clear Channel promoting the concert via its
online/mobile platform iHeartRadio, expect there to be some
sort of simulcast or post-show archive of performances.
A host of major artists have already donated time and/or
money to Hurricane Sandy benefit efforts. A November 2
concert "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" aired on NBC and
its platforms and featured Springsteen and his E Street Band
performing "The Land of Hope and Dreams."
Among the other songs performed on the NBC benefit were
Joel's "Miami 2017" and Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer."
In a proper concert setting at Madison Square Garden, artists
will no doubt be given more freedom and time to perform.
Also, the "12-12-12" benefit will feature hip-hop luminary
West, who, readers may remember, has a tendency to speak his
mind. And here's betting it closes with Keys leading a crowd
sing-along on "Empire State of Mind''.