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Rolling Stones join 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit lineup

By Daniel S Levine,

The Rolling Stones are the latest music icons to join the lineup for 12-12-12 The Concert for Hurricane Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden next week.

The group, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, made the announcement on their website on Friday.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Rod Wood will be in the US this month for three shows in the New York-New Jersey area. On Saturday, they will be performing at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Then on Dec. 13 and Dec. 15, they will be performing in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center. Last month, they gave two shows in London, their first performances together since 2007.

The first group of acts for the 12-12-12 benefit was announced last month and included Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, The Who, Roger Waters and Jon Bon Jovi. Since then, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Eric Clapton and Dave Grohl have joined.

Tickets for the show cost between $150 and $2,500, but scalpers have been selling them online for as much as $60,000. Senator Chuck Schumer blasted the scalpers Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News.

“I find it appalling that scalpers are trying to profit off this charitable concert,” Schumer wrote to StubHub and TicketLiquidator.

If you can’t make it to the show, organizers are hoping to reach 1 billion people worldwide by streaming it live and showing it in select theaters in regions hit by Sany.

 
 

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