Bon Jovi, Dave Groehl, Eddie Vedder Join '12-12-12' Fundraiser Lineup
The lineup for next month’s benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for Superstorm Sandy relief continues to grow with Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl and Eddier Vedder joining the list of performers.
Net proceeds from the “12-12-12” concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is providing money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the metro area hardest hit by the storm.
Presented by Chase at the “world’s most famous arena,” the concert will also showcase performances from Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West and The Who, with other top artists to be announced in the days ahead.
Tickets to this one-night-only special event, which will soon announce TV partners, go on sale Dec. 3 at noon (ET) via Ticketmaster phones, outlets and www.ticketmaster.com, www.thegarden.com andwww.radiocity.com.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Co. and Cablevision CEO, John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, and Harvey Weinstein, co-founder and chairman of The Weinstein Co.
The trio issued the following statement: "We are extremely grateful that the incomparable list of musicians appearing at '12-12-12' continues to grow, as more and more inimitable performers sign on to ensure the event has the greatest possible impact on relief efforts relating to Hurricane Sandy."
"Chase is extremely proud to join the producers of '12-12-12' to support Robin Hood Relief," noted Gordon Smith, co-cEO of Chase Consumer & Community Banking. "New York is our home, too, and our employees and customers were also hit hard by this storm. We hope this collaboration of extraordinary talent can help provide more support to the people still suffering from the storm's aftermath."