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Elton John has set Dec. 12 as the date for The Concert - 20 Years of AIDS," an all-star event to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Joining John at the Universal Amphitheatre will be Sting, Bon Jovi, Matchbox Twenty, Alicia Keys, Craig David, LeAnn Rimes, Pete Yorn, and Rufus Wainwright.

Tickets to the event -- which will mark the anniversary of the discovery of AIDS -- are available via Ticketmaster. VIP tickets, which include access to both pre- and post-parties, as well as a gift bag, are available through Levy, Pazanti, and Associates at 310-201-5033. For more information, visit the concert's official Web site.

Supporting AIDS organizations is ongoing concern for John, who routinely hosts and performs at fundraising events, and this concert event is not the first to link John's own foundation with AIDS Project Los Angeles. The two organizations also benefit from a MBNA America Bank Visa card, from which the bank contributes to the organizations with each new account opened as well as purchases made with the card.

John's latest album, "Songs From the West Coast" (Rocket/Universal), recently debuted at No. 15 on The Billboard 200. The critically acclaimed set is at No. 21 on the chart this week.

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