When there is a cause, musicians around the world are known to lend a hand. Evidenced by the likes of Live Aid, Live 8 and Sound Relief, they will always lend a hand when the time calls. After the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused, a group of musicians have banded together to put on what will be one hell of a concert. Promoted by the same group who curated ‘The Concert For New York City’ after the September 11 attacks, the concert will see bands storm the stage at Madison Square Garden in order to raise money to help with the restoration of one of the world’s greatest cities.
The concert, to be held on 12th December, will be broadcast across multiple media outlets, which are yet to be revealed. However, it is the diverse lineup that has grabbed the attention of many. With all artists having the ability to sell out the venue themselves, tickets will be hard to come by.
The bill includes the likes of Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters, and The Who. This massive collection of artists all have some personal connection to the city, and as such have pooled together to lend their hand in raising money. According to the concert’s website, the “proceeds from the 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 regions hardest hit by the storm.”
Although a vast majority of us will not be able to attend the concert, there is still hope that it will be streamed globally to raise not only awareness of the cause, but also funds to ensure that the recovery of New York is a fast and successful.