Hurricane Benefit Sandy Concert to be Watched by 2 billion People
New York City – the concert billed as “12-12-12” for the once in a century date for the benefit of victims of Hurricane Sandy is expected to be watched by two billion people across nearly two hundred nations.
“This has become a global event,” Zena Burns, VP of digital programming platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, told Mashable. “Between TV, radio and online streaming on YouTube, Hulu, AOL, iHeartRadio and Time Inc brands, the concert will reach nearly 2 billion homes worldwide as the most widely distributed music event in history.”
The concert itself will be held in the venerable albeit small capacity venue Madison Square Garden. The concert itself will be the largest ever benefit concert eclipsing prior mega events such as “the Concert for Kampuchea” or “the Concert for Bangladesh”.
Foursquare, Facebook, Tumblr and GetGlue, among other social networks and apps, will help spread 12-12-12’s far beyond New York City.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will open the 4 1/2-hour show, which some are calling the biggest event in music history. Other performers include Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters and Kanye West.
According to the Inquisitr, when Nirvana reunite to play on stage that Paul McCartney will substitute for dead lead singer Kurt Cobain. It will be interesting to hear whether McCartney can pull off Cobain’s unique voice.
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The 12-12-12 concert will be broadcast live on television, radio, and the internet. Actresses Jessica Chastain and Kristen Stewart will also make appearances to contribute their star power to the fundraiser.
However, it will be singers that will headline the event including act such as the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Bon Jovi, the Who, Kanye West, and Alicia Keyes – just to name a few.
The global broadcast mirrors that of the Super Bowl event.
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Sandy By The Numbers
38 reported dead in the United States, so far. (Updated.)
8,000,000 people without power, from South Carolina to Maine.
28 inches of snow in Davis, WV.
496,393 photos tagged #Sandy on Instagram.
15,000 flights cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, and counting.
13.88 feet of high water at the Battery in New York Harbor (storm surge + high tide).
200 people, approximately, evacuated from NYU-Tisch Hospital after power loss on Monday night, when water flooded the basement and broke the generator.
20 babies, about, carried down the stairs during the NYU-Tisch Hospital evacuation in battery-powered respirators.
6,100 people in emergency shelters in New York City alone, according to Mayor Bloomberg’s morning press conference.
7 subway tunnels inundated with water.
4.7 million kids home from school on Monday.
190 firefighters deployed to the Breezy Point fire.
3.6 billion dollars of federal aid available.
7 cities, including Atlantic City, Baltimore and Philadelphia, set all-time low-pressure records.