November 1, 2012 19:44
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi to play Hurricane Sandy benefit show
Billy Joel, Sting and Christina Aguilera also sign up to play concert to aid victims of the superstorm
The native rockers of New Jersey, one of the US States worst affected by the superstorm, will be joined by other rock and pop stars including Billy Joel, Sting and Christina Aguilera for the live one-hour show to be broadcast on NBC.
Money raised from the concert, which has been titled Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, will go towards the American Red Cross charity and will be hosted by Today presenter Matt Lauer.
The telethon will be recorded from NBC's New York Studios at Rockafeller Plaza and broadcast live across the networks cable channels including Bravo, CNBC, E!, Syfy and USA at 8pm EST (12am GMT), with a time-delayed showing on the US west coast. The show will also be streamed on NBC.com.
The Boss was forced to postpone his New York gig earlier this week, following the devastation caused by the tropical storm. Grimes, The xx, Cat Power and Deftones were also affected by the severe weather.
Meanwhile, Beyonce and Alabama Shakes had to cancel their appearance at Alicia Keys' annual Black Ball, which raises funds for the Keep A Child Alive charity. The event was set to take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (November 1). However, following the fallout from the storm which hit the city, organisers have taken the decision to postpone and will announce a new date in the coming weeks.
The damage also spread to venues in other cities, including the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame building in Cleveland, Ohio as winds of up to 60mph blew portions off the side of the building.
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