More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit
David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 20) at Madison Square Garden, is an appearance via satellite by Janet Jackson.
While all but the priciest tickets to the event had reportedly sold out shortly after going on sale last week, additional tickets have become available and will go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 16) through Ticketmaster outlets. As with all of the tickets for the event, proceeds from the newly offered $5,000, $2,000, $500, and $250 tickets will be collected by the Robin Hood Foundation's Relief Fund and will be distributed to various funds directly benefiting those affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York.
Funds will also be solicited through a toll-free phone number and Internet address that will be part of VH1's live, commercial free broadcast of the event beginning at 8 p.m. The Concert for New York will also be simulcast via the VH1 Radio Network and Westwood One to radio stations around the world.
As previously reported, the concert will also feature performances by Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, the Who, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray, the Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Marc Anthony, the Backstreet Boys, and Destiny's Child.
Other celebrities expected to be on hand include Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael J. Fox, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Cusack, Denis Leary, Mike Myers, Meg Ryan, Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock, as well as members of all of New York's sports teams.