The 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy MSG benefit in New York City has announced its lineup, and it is one big name after the other. Paul McCartney, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys and Kayne West will all bring their talents to this all-star benefit show. The proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund’s hurricane recovery efforts. The concert will take place at Madison Square Garden, and is the biggest benefit concert for Sandy announced yet. Ticketing information will be available soon.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company, and the Weinstein Company is the group putting on this major event. This is the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City”. A message on the Robin Hood website states “As the tri-state region begins to recover from Sandy’s stunning and acute devastation along the coastal areas of Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Connecticut and New Jersey, there remains an enormous task of rebuilding both the infrastructure and thousands of shattered lives. ‘12.12.12’ presents an important opportunity for the community and nation to come together to provide significant support to these communities as they confront staggering short- and long-term issues.”
For more information on the Robin Hood, click here http://www.robinhood.org/
As if the big names mentioned weren’t enough, expect additional artist announcements in the coming days. Check back with L4LM, as we will give you updates as they are made available
In related music news, The Who was in the area last night, as they played Brooklyn’s newly opened Barclays Center, where they performed their classic 1973 album Quadrophenia in its entirety. Roger Waters also announced today that he will be extending his revamped The Wall Tour throughout the 2013 summer months in Europe.