Thursday, November 15, 2012

Star-studded 12-12-12 concert in NYC to benefit Sandy survivors

 Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG) and The
Weinstein Company announced today that the "12-12-12" concert on
December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden will feature Jon Bon Jovi,
Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E
Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West, and The Who, with other top
artists to be announced.

Event producers, James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued
the following joint statement: "'12-12-12' is shaping up to be a
showcase of music royalty. The response from the entertainment
community to help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy has been
nothing short of astounding. We expect to announce additional legendary
performers in the near future and we are confident that the event will
ensure those in need will not be forgotten, and vital aid will be
directed to rebuilding our communities along the East Coast."

The "12-12-12" line-up was announced earlier today with a simultaneous
roadblock announcement across all 850 Clear Channel radio stations
nationwide, as well as on their websites and iHeartRadio, and on Fuse,
the national music television network owned by The Madison Square
Garden Company. The special one night only live music event will help
provide assistance to the millions of people throughout the tri-state
area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

More information will be released in the coming days related to tickets
and VIP ticket packages; on-sale information; partners and sponsors; as
well as telecast information. The most up to date information on
"12-12-12" can be found by visiting

As the tri-state region begins to recover from Sandy's stunning and
acute devastation along the coastal areas of Long Island, Queens,
Staten Island and New Jersey, there remains an enormous task of
rebuilding both the infrastructure and thousands of shattered lives.
"12-12-12" presents an important opportunity for the community and
nation to come together to provide significant support to these
communities as they confront staggering short- and long-term issues.

Clear Channel will promote the concert on-air and online, and will also
run a "text-to-give" campaign in the weeks leading up to the event
across its stations as well as The proceeds from the
concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund which is providing money,
material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families
and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.

The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The
Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel
Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and
Chairman of The Weinstein Company.

The Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden
Company, The Weinstein Company and the Robin Hood Relief Fund logos are
available at

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