Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing
Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12.
Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon Jovi round out the all-star lineup for the event, which takes place at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is providing money and materials to tri-state organizations helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Ticket information will be announced in the coming days.
"12.12.12" is a collaborative effort between Clear Channel Media, the Madison Square Garden Company and the Weinstein Company, which similarly came together for "The Concert for New York City" in the wake of 9/11. The upcoming concert will receive a telecast, but details have yet to be announced.
Along with artists like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Dave Matthews Band individually donating large sums toward Sandy relief efforts, a slew of artists came together days after the storm for the "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" broadcast on NBC. Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and Mary J. Blige were among the musical artists that performed during the Nov. 2 benefit show.
Another Sandy musical event, dubbed the "Occupy Sandy Benefit Concert," is scheduled for this Saturday (Nov. 17) in Brooklyn Heights. Indie-rock artists like Vampire Weekend, Real Estate, Devendra Banhart and members of the Dirty Projectors are slated to perform.