Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert Adds McCartney, Joel, Springsteen, Bon Jovi And More
Many of the biggest names in the music business got together for a telethon not long after Superstorm Sandy first hit, but with much rebuilding work still to go, the people who put together the 9/11 “Concert For New York City” are in the early stages of planning something else. Musician John Sykes, New York Knicks owner James Dolan and super producer Harvey Weinstein announced this morning that a slew of artists including Paul McCartney, The Who, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys and Roger Waters have all already agreed to participate in the event that’s being dubbed “12-12-12”.
According to The New York Daily News, the concert will take place on the aforementioned date at the famed Madison Square Garden. It’ll be both streamed on the Internet and broadcast by at least one network. More than a decade ago, the “Concert For New York City” raised an incredible thirty-five million dollars. It’s unlikely Sandy relief will generate quite that many checks, but with any luck, this event could still hit eight figures.
Organizers have announced they’re continuing to look for artists and fully expect to add more big names by the date of the show. Given how star-studded the lineup already is, if even a few more legends are added, this could go down as one of the best bills of all-time.
We’ll keep you updated as more of the details surrounding “12-12-12” come into focus.