In a reprise of sort to the 9/11 benefit, The Concert for New York City, The Madison Square Garden Co., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and The Weinstein Co. will produce a live concert to provide assistance to those impacted by Superstorm Sandy that has devastated the tri-state area.
"12-12-12 (A Concert for Sandy Relief) will be produced by James Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Co. and Cablevision president and CEO; John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, co-founder and chairman of The Weinstein Company.
The show at Madison Square Garden will take place on Dec. 12, with artists and ticket pricing and packages to be announced in the weeks to come. All money raised will be administered directly to those who need it most, through the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Robin Hood - New York City's largest poverty fighting organization - has re-established the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which it spearheaded following 9/11, to help those most impacted by Sandy.
In a joint statement Dolan, Sykes and Weinstein said: "The Concert for New York City was a night filled with emotion, courage and tremendous hope when we came together as a city following the 9/11 attack. Once again, our city, as well as millions of our neighbors in the tri-state area, are in desperate need of our assistance as they recover from Hurricane Sandy and rebuild their lives. We have no doubt that the event we are planning will be filled with unforgettable music, entertainment and that uniquely American spirit of community, compassion and generosity."