If you've already purchased tickets to the Hurricane Sandy relief concert 12-12-12—or if you're planning on streaming it live on the Fuse YouTube channel—you better take a deep breath before reading this incredible piece of news: The Rolling Stones are joining the already astounding lineup at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012. This benefit concert just cranked up to 11.
The Stones—who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year—are joining a star-stacked roster that includes Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West and The Who. It's hard to imagine how this could get any more epic.
Proceeds from the concert—organized by The Madison Square Garden Company, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and The Weinstein Company and presented by Chase Bank—will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Since Sandy hit, they've been providing money, material and know-how to local organizations serving those suffering in the wake of the storm's devastation.
Every penny raised from this benefit concert will go to Sandy victims in the tri-state area: The event's producers and various corporate sponsors are paying for all operating costs. As of today, 12-12-12 has raised $30 million for hurricane relief.
Visit www.121212concert.org for the full rundown on 12-12-12.