NBC announces that A-list starts have gathered to take part in the concert that will be hosted for the victims of hurricane Sandy. Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting are some of the artists who offered to perform at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on November 2.
Celebrities are usually the first to lend a helping hand to those in need, even if they sometimes do it only for publicity. The only thing that matters, however, is the fact that victims of natural disasters get to benefit of their generosity as the raised money will be donated to them. Since hurricane Sandy has caused a lot of damages in New York City and other states on the East Coast, a new star-studded concert will be organized to raise funds.
International stars, such as, Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting were glad they could help when they were asked to perform at the fundraising concert. The event, which was organized by NBC, will be hosted in the New York Studios located at the 30 Rockefeller Plaza on November 2. Jimmy Fallon and NBC News’ Brian Williams also announced their intentions to take part in the one-hour telethon hoping to convince viewers to donate as much as possible.
Matt Lauer, the host of “TODAY”, was selected as the presenter of the telethon. He will lead artists on stage and keep people informed in relation with the amount of money that was raised from donations. The funds will be directed to the American Red Cross’ relief funds for Hurricane Sandy. The organization has taken care of victims on the East Coast providing them shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance during these difficult days.
The concert named “Coming Together” will be broadcast on various television networks in the NBCUniversal family, including Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA. NBC’s official website will also live-stream the concert.