Tomorrow’s benefit at New York’s Madison Square Garden, “12-12-12” The Concert for Sandy Relief, to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy will be the most widely distributed live musical event in history. Nearly two billion people in over 190 countries will have access to the event on TV, radio and the web.
The list of performers features a who’s who in music. They will include Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney. Numerous celebrity presenters will also appear during the broadcast.
“12-12-12” will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides money, material and know-how to local organisations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.
Sundance Channel will air the event live around the world and will repeat it on Friday evening. Many other TV and radio broadcasters will also air the benefit worldwide, and it will be streamed on the web via YouTube, Yahoo, AOL and others. Information about the event can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.
Below is a clip of Bruce Springsteen discussing the impact of the storm.