Musical Lineup Includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney
Nearly Two Billion People Worldwide to Have Access to the Benefit Via Television, Radio and the Internet
Televised Show to Start at 7:30 P.M.(ET) Sharp
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The producers of "12-12-12," which will be broadcasted live and providing viewing access to nearly two billion people across the world through various platforms, announced today that The Rolling Stones will join the esteemed line-up of artists performing at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012. The concert event will feature an all-star musical line-up including Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney. "12-12-12" is presented by Chase and all proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
Event producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: " '12-12-12' will be the largest concert event to ever hit the stage at Madison Square Garden, featuring the biggest names in music and the world's leading entertainers. It was important to us that everyone possible around the world have the ability to watch the show through multiple platforms, networks and simulcasts and donate to this important cause."
"12-12-12" will be seen on 37 U.S. networks and television feeds worldwide, radio and online streaming across North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will broadcast the concert live on its radio stations across the country, and will also video stream live on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio service, and across the websites and Facebook pages of its 850 stations. In addition, the concert will also stream live across several major online video providers, as well as being streamed and promoted by several digital media partners.
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 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.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood's board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.
The most up to date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.
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CONTACT: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Angel Aristone/AngelAristone@clearchannel.com 212.377.7802 The Madison Square Garden Company Mikyl Cordovaemail@example.com 212-631-4337 The Weinstein Company Dani Weinsteinfirstname.lastname@example.org 212-845-8639 Robin Hood Foundation Patty Smithemail@example.com 212-844-3562 Chase Melissa Shuffieldfirstname.lastname@example.org 212.270.5730
Source:The Madison Square Garden Company