Tonight, more than 2 billion plan to watch the concert for Hurricane Sandy benefit. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 12-12-12 Concert will be playing from Madison Square Garden in New York tonight. All of those 2 billion viewers will be encouraged to donate to Hurricane Sandy victims.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy has left a long term cleanup effort. The Federal government alone is expected to cough up $60.4 billion for the post-Sandy recovery bill.
The 12-12-12 concert is sold out, and $30 million has already been raised by the The Robin Hood Foundation. The proceeds raised from the concert will be distributed to storm victims in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will open the 4 1/2-hour 12-12-12 benefit concert, which some are calling the biggest event in music history. Other performers include Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, and Kanye West.
The Inquisitr is also reporting that, when Nirvana reunite to play on stage, Paul McCartney will substitute for dead lead singer Kurt Cobain. It will be interesting to hear whether McCartney can pull off Cobain’s unique voice.
Speaking of Paul McCartney, 11 years ago he was one of the organizers to pull artists together for the Concert for New York City, which raised money for survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Besides musical talents, also on the bill are actors and comedians including Billy Crystal, Jon Stewart, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kristen Stewart, Chris Rock, Susan Sarandon, Adam Sandler, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Seth Meyers, and Season Combs.
Will you be one of the 2 billion to watch the 12-12-12 concert and contribute to the Hurricane Sandy Robin Hood Foundation benefit?