The Rolling Stones have been added to the star-studded lineup for 12.12.12: The Concert For Sandy Relief, is was announced at a press conference Friday. Some of the biggest names in television and film will also make special appearances, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Billy Crystal, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi and many more.
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 Whoand Paul McCartney have previously been announced to take the stage at NYC's Madison Square Garden to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The show kicks off December 12 at 7:30pm ET.
Tickets for the one-night event are sold out, but will be broadcast to nearly two billion people worldwide on six continents, event organizers announced. The event will air on 34 US networks and television feeds worldwide, in addition to streaming online and on the radio. Clear Channel Media + 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.
Event producers, James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement:
"We are incredibly grateful to the numerous entertainers and celebrities who have graciously donated their time and talent to be a part of this unprecedented fundraising effort. It will be a special and memorable evening televised around the globe to ensure we can raise the most donations possible for victims of Hurricane Sandy."
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment's iHeartRadio is proud to be a presenter of 12.12.12 in conjunction with The Weinstein Company and The Madison Square Garden Company. Proceeds from the one-night event will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of the storm that devastated coastal areas of Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey and other parts of the East Coast. Those that wish to donate will also be able to to contribute through Clear Channel's 'text to give' campaign.
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