McCartney, Springsteen & More Set For MSG's '12-12-12' Concert Tonight
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company announced that the "12-12-12" concert tonight, December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden will feature Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West, and The Who and more.
Event producers, James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: "'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."
The "12-12-12" line-up was announced earlier with a simultaneous roadblock announcement across all 850 Clear Channel radio stations nationwide, as well as on their websites and iHeartRadio, and on Fuse, the national music television network owned by The Madison Square Garden Company. The special one night only live music event will help provide assistance to the millions of people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The most up to date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.
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.
Clear Channel will promote the concert on-air and online, and will also run a "text-to-give" campaign in the weeks leading up to the event across its stations as well as iHeartRadio.com. The proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund which is providing money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.
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.