Eric Clapton, Chris Martin Join All-Star Lineup for '12-12-12' Concert
The producers of "12-12-12"announced today that Eric Clapton and Chris Martin will be joining the esteemed lineup of artists on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden."12-12-12" will be presented by Chasewith proceeds to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys,Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, KanyeWest, The Who and Paul McCartney. Tickets to "12-12-12" went on sale today.
Event producers, James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: "We are grateful to each and every artist that has agreed to be part of this historic night - the response has been astounding. We are just now starting to understand the true scope and devastating impact that Hurricane Sandy brought to the tri-state area and we hope, through this tremendous and unprecedented concert event,to provide the most assistance possible."
"Chase is extremely proud to join the producers of "12-12-12" to support Robin Hood Relief," said GorDon Smith, co-CEO of Chase Consumer & Community Banking. "New York is our home, too, and our employees and customers were also hit hard by this storm. We hope this collaboration of extraordinary talent can help provide more support to the people still suffering from the storm's aftermath."
As the tri-state region begins to recover from Sandy's stunning and acute devastation along the coastal areas of Long Island, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey, there remains an enormous task of rebuilding both the infrastructure and thousands of shattered lives. "12-12-12" presents an important opportunity for the community and nation to come together to provide significant support to these communities as they confront staggering short- and long-term issues.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood's board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.
Tickets for "12-12-12" are on sale now through Ticketmaster phones, outlets and www.ticketmaster.com, www.thegarden.com and www.radiocity.com. Tickets are available at a variety of price levels. Ticketmaster has generously agreed to waive its ticket service charges.VIP packages are available through the Robin Hood Foundation. Information on those packages is available by contacting The Robin Hood Foundation at 212-844-3564.
The most up to date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.
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