The Rolling Stones have been added to the line-up for the Hurricane Sandy relief concert in New York.
Billboard reports that the band will join the bill at Madison Square Garden on December 12, with other names confirmed for the fundraiser gig set to include Paul McCartney, The Who and Eric Clapton.
Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Kanye West and Coldplay singer Chris Martin will also play at the show, which will help fund relief for victims of the hurricane in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Stones confirmed the news via their Twitter account, simply writing: “The Rolling Stones to perform at 12-12-12 at Madison Square Garden, to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy #12121”.
The band are set to play at the Barclays Center in New York on December 8 and will then go on to perform two dates at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on December 13 and 15. They also completed a two-date stint at London’s O2 Arena last month (November 25 and 29).
Yesterday (December 7), it was confirmed that The Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 7, 2013. The film, which premiered in cinemas across the UK on October 18 and was subsequently broadcast on BBC2 to coincide with the band’s shows in London, is directed by Brett Morgen and documents their career from their early road trips and gigs in the 1960s, via the release of 1972’s seminal ‘Exile On Main Street’ right up to present day. It features stacks of unseen footage of the band, including commentaries from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.
You can watch an interview with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood by scrolling down and clicking at the bottom of the page.