LIVE: 12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief
12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 December, 2012 : - - A who's who of famous musicians descends on New York's Madison Square Garden tonight for the 12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief, an event that is raising money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Performers include Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Coldplay's Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney.
The concert will be live-streamed on the Internet and in various movie theaters starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, and there's a huge push to get the word out on social media.
It will also be broadcast on a number of U.S. TV stations, including Thirteen, WLIW, MSG, Bloomberg, WPXN, the Cooking Channel, AMC, WE, IFC, Sundance, G4, FUSE, VH1 Classic, HBO, and more. The concert website also lists the international stations that will be carrying the show. Organizers are also offering free tickets to the show in theaters in storm-affected areas, and discount tickets in theaters around the country.
For those who want a more interactive experience during the show, various social networks are also joining in the effort. Facebook is hosting the 121212 Shop, which features products like t-shirts, hats, and accessories from the show. On Foursquare, Samsung will donate $10 to the Robin Hood Relief Fund for the first 25,000 people who check in using the #121212concert hashtag. Tumblr will also collect stories from users who have helped out with the Sandy relief effort and feature them on the blogging site; tag your submissions with #Sandy or #HowIHelped.
Meanwhile, GetGlue is giving away a 121212 Concert sticker to those who check in during the show, and Shazam will let you donate to the relief effort during the show with its app. Social networks like Twitter, Google+ and Instagram are also asking people to tag their posts with the #121212Concert tag.
You can also text ROBINHOOD to 50555 to donate $10 to the Robin Hood Foundation; donations are also being accepted on the concert website.
Source: 121212 Concert
Author: The Editors
Tags: Concert for Sandy Relief