Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi Perform at Hurricane Relief Concert
“Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” will be held at Rockefeller Plaza in New York tomorrow (Friday, November 2) night from 8 to 9 p.m., Eastern time with a tape delay for the West Coast. Matt Lauer will host the telethon, and all money collected will go to the American Red Cross. You can donate by visiting RedCross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Additionally, you can give $10 by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999.
In addition to the aforementioned artists, the concert also will feature appearances by Christina Aguilera, Sting, Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams, anchor of “NBC Nightly News.” In addition to NBC, the telethon also will be broadcast simultaneously on Bravo, E!, CNBC, G4, Style, Syfy, USA and MSNBC.
A spokesperson for NBC said other stations not owned by NBCUniversal also will be allowed to broadcast the telethon. The event will be similar to a fundraiser organized by NBC in 2005 to benefit Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Lauer also hosted that event, which raised around $50 million, also for the Red Cross.
Most of the performers were born in the devastated areas, with Springsteen and Bon Jovi both hailing from New Jersey while Joel was born on Long Island. Fallon was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, while Aguilera is from Staten Island. The latter star tweeted her support of the Hurricane victims a few days ago.
“Sending my love and support to everyone on the east coast who’s been affected. Thinking of u all. XoXtina,” she wrote on her Twitter account.
If you can’t make it to a television tomorrow night, the event also will be live-streamed on NBC.com.