12.12.12: The Concert For Sandy Relief will be broadcast to over one billion people worldwide, event organizers announced Monday. The event will air on 34 US networks and television feeds worldwide, in addition to streaming online and on the radio.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will broadcast the concert live on its radio stations across the country, and will also video stream live on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio service, and across the websites and Facebook pages of its 850 stations.
Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and The Who have previously been announced to take the stage at the concert to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Event producers, James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement:
"The fact that so many major media companies are joining forces to distribute and stream this important event to homes worldwide will enable us to create a tremendous and unprecedented fundraising effort on a global scale to benefit the victims of this devastating storm.
We are grateful to each and every artist that has agreed to be part of this historic night - the response has been astounding. We are just now starting to understand the true scope and devastating impact that Hurricane Sandy brought to the tri-state area and we hope, through this tremendous and unprecedented concert event,to provide the most assistance possible."
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment's iHeartRadio is proud to be a presenter of 12.12.12 in conjunction with The Weinstein Company and The Madison Square Garden Company. Proceeds from the one-night event will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of the storm that devastated coastal areas of Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey and other parts of the East Coast. Those that wish to donate will also be able to to contribute through Clear Channel's 'text to give' campaign.
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