Hanson and More Staged 12-Hour Gig for Japan Relief


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The telethon performance which featured the 'Mmmbop' trio, Michael Stipe and more bands has appealed for viewers to donate to the American Red Cross and help victims in Japan.


Pop stars Hanson boosted relief efforts following Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters by staging a 12-hour telethon in Texas on Saturday, March 19. The "Mmmbop" trio teamed up with organizers behind the South By Southwest festival in Austin for the telethon, which featured performances and appearances from acts including R.E.M. rocker Michael Stipe, The Boxer Rebellion, Bowling For Soup and The Parlotones, among others.

The gig, which was streamed online and coincided with the SXSW festival's close, saw performers urging viewers to donate to the American Red Cross and aid victims in Japan. Songs recorded at the event will later be sold as a part of a benefit project.

The earthquake and resulting tsunami earlier this month left countless dead and homeless in Japan.

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