Sting has revealed the star-studded musical lineup for the 2019 edition of his “We’ll Be Together” concert, which will benefit The Rainforest Fund. Hosted by actor Robert Downey Jr., the special benefit concert that celebrates the music of the 1980s and 1990s will take place at The Beacon Theatre in New York City on Monday, December 9th.
In addition to Sting, the 2019 benefit will see musical performances by Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Shaggy, Eurythmics, H.E.R., Ricky Martin, Bob Geldof, and MJ Rodriguez. Additional artists are expected to be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
Founded in 1989 by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, The Rainforest Fund aims to protect the world’s rainforests and defend the human rights of the indigenous peoples who live there. “With the Amazon blighted by fire this summer, and a real and growing awareness of climate change, there has never been a more important or more opportune moment to fight to protect our forests,” Styler explained in a press statement. “All life on earth depends on their survival.”
Tickets for the benefit concert go on sale next Friday, November 1st at 9 a.m. (EST) here.