WLNY To Broadcast “121212″ Concert To Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims
WLNY-TV 10/55 will simulcast “12-12-12″, a fundraising concert to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, on Wednesday, December 12th at Madison Square Garden. The concert which begins at 7:30 p.m. will feature Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney.
Celebrity presenters announced today include: Steve Buscemi, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Sean Combs, Billy Crystal, Leo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Quentin Tarantino, and Brian Williams.
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The proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Robin Hood, the largest independent poverty fighting organization in the New York area, says that every cent raised will go to non-profit groups that are helping the tens of thousands of people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. For the latest concert information, please visit www.121212concert.org.
The Madison Square Garden show sold out almost immediately when tickets went on sale on Monday, leaving fans looking to the secondary market for tickets. That led to sky high tickets being sold by scalpers.
That led New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to call on StubHub to make clear to consumers how the purchasing of tickets will benefit charities.
WCBS 880′s Jim Smith: Avoid Scalped Tickets
Hearing reports of online ticket resale prices soaring up to $60,000 has angered David Saltzman, Executive Director of the Robin Hood Foundation.
“We think it’s despicable,” he told WCBS 880′s Jim Smith on Friday.
He said the message is simple. “We encourage everybody to stay away from scalped tickets. Please,” he said.
All 13,500 tickets for the concert are sold out.
Producer Harvey Weinstein also warned that resold tickets could be a scam. “A lot of people who claim they have tickets actually don’t. There are counterfeit tickets,” he said.
Organizers say the best thing to do is watch from home. pick up the phone and make a generous donation to the victims of superstorm Sandy.
You can also see the concert free live in several movie theaters in the area. Free tickets are already available on a first come, first served basis. On the night of the concert, doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and the presentation will run until approximately 12:30 a.m..
Here is the list of theaters.
New York Locations
Clearview’s Grand Avenue Cinemas,1849 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY
Clearview’s Franklin Square Cinemas, 989 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square NY
Clearview’s Babylon Cinemas, 34 Main Street, Babylon, NY
Clearview’s Bedford Playhouse, 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY
Clearview’s Central Plaza Cinemas, 2630 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY
Clearview’s New City, 202 S Main St, New City, NY
Clearview’s Port Washington Cinemas, 114 Main St, Port Washington, NY
Clearview’s Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY
Clearview’s ChelseaCinemas, 260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
National Amusements’, Linden Boulevard, 2784 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY
National Amusements’ Island 16, Exit 62 & Route 97, Holtsville, NY
National Amusements’ Farmingdale Multiplex, 1001 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY
New Jersey Locations
Clearview’s Middlebrook Galleria Cin.10, 1502 Rte 35 South, Ocean, NJ
Clearview’s Closter Cinema, 130 Closter Plaza, Closter, NJ
Clearview’s Kinnelon, 25 Kinnelon Rd, Kinnelon, NJ
Clearview’s Parsippany Cinema 12, 3165 Rte 46, Parsippany, NJ
Clearview’s South Orange 5, 1 Trenchard Place, South Orange, NJ
Clearview’s Succasunna Cinema 10, 21 Sunset Strip, Succasunna, NJ
Clearview’s Warner Quad- Ridgewood, 190 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
Clearview’s Wayne Preakness Cinemas, 1220 Hamburg Tpk, Wayne, NJ
FrankTheatres Towne Stadium 16, 6733 Black Horse Pike, Egg HarborTwp, NJ
FrankTheatres South Cove Stadium 12, 191 Lefante Way, Bayonne, NJ
Marquee Cinemas, Orchard 10, 1311 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ
National Amusements’ Edgewater Multiplex, 339 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ
Rave Cinemas, Hazlet Multiplex, 2821 State Route 35, Hazlet, NJ
Bow Tie Cinemas, Regent 8, 64 North Main Street, SouthNorwalk, CT
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