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Rolling Stones join '121212' Hurricane Sandy relief concert

December 07, 2012|By Randy Lewis
  • The Rolling Stones are joining the lineup for the '121212' Hurricane Sandy benefit concert on Wednesday in New York.
The Rolling Stones are joining the lineup for the '121212' Hurricane… (Joel Ryan / AP )

The Rolling Stones have jumped aboard the already rock star-studded lineup for next week’s benefit concert to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The Stones join previously announced performers including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, the Who, Roger Waters, Chris Martin, Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder.

The show, called “121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” will start Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time at Madison Square Garden and benefits the Robin Hood Relief Fund. It will be carried on dozens of broadcast and cable TV channels nationally and internationally, including CBS, HBO, VH1 Classic, EPIX, Fuse, AXS TV and G4 and internationally on A&E International, the American Forces Network, Sony Entertainment Television, HBO (Latin America) and 37 MTV channels.

The music also will be carried on Clear Channel Radio stations and streamed on various websites including Yahoo, YouTube, AOL, Vevo, Hulu and MTV Networks. Event organizers say the show will be accessible to 2 billion people worldwide.

The concert will be simulcast to dozens of movie theaters in affected areas of New York and New Jersey, and free tickets will be distributed to residents of those regions. Full details are available here.

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