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Coldplay, Eric Clapton Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert to Air on Cross-Platform Broadcast

December 04, 2012 08:41:57 GMT

Coldplay and Clapton will perform alongside a stellar lineup of other big musicians during the benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on December 12.


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Two more music greats have just been added to the 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert. Rock band Coldplay and veteran musician Eric Clapton are set to join a stellar lineup of performers for the December 12 event that will take place in New York's Madison Square Garden. Previously announced performers include Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Kanye West, Roger Waters, and more.

In addition to the amazing performances expected that night, the benefit show will attempt a one-of-a-kind approach for its broadcast. The 12-12-12 concert is slated to be aired across 34 U.S. networks and international channels. It will also have live radio broadcast and Internet streaming across six continents. According to reports from The Washington Post, concert producers estimate that the show will be available to 1 billion people in different continents.

Ticket sales from the benefit show will be donated to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The fund is currently helping victims of Hurricane Sandy in hard-hit New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The superstorm hit early last month and caused damages amounting to billions of dollars and claimed dozens of lives.

Meanwhile, Coldplay will perform at another New York venue this month. They are set to play at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on December 30 and 31. Hi-hop mogul Jay-Z will co-headline the New Year's Eve show.

© AceShowbiz.com




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