Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys among stars to perform in Sandy benefit concert

 

 

 Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Alicia Keys will all be  performing in the Sandy benefit concert

Music legends – including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen to the Who – will play a benefit concert to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy at the Garden next month.

The event, dubbed the “12-12-12″ concert to reflect its date, will feature a Hall of Fame-worthy line-up that also includes Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters, and Kanye West.

The show’s organizers promise more artists will be added. The event is being organized by the same people who put together the historic “Concert For New York City” for 9/11 victims.

That show – which also featured McCartney, the Who, Bon Jovi and Billy Joel – raised more than $35 million for its cause. Rolling Stone Magazine listed it among the 50 moments that changed rock music.

“’12-12-12′ is shaping up to be a showcase of musical royalty,” producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. “The response of the entertainment community to help those most affected by Sandy has been nothing short of astounding.”

Organizers will soon announce an on-sale date for tickets. The event will also be viewable by telecast, on a network yet to be determined.

All money raised for the Sandy concert will be administered by the Robin Hood Relief Fund, an anti-poverty group.
The “12-12-12″ show follows a Sandy-related telethon produced the week of the storm, that also featured Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Joel.

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