If you are anywhere near a TV tonight, Dec. 12, you’ll be hard-pressed to miss 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief , a live concert from Madison Square Garden in New York City to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, since it is airing on many channels here and abroad. It is expected to be seen by over 2 billion people on international and U.S. television stations.
12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief begins at 7:30pm ET (sharp, according to the press release), and at that time, musical artists and other celebrities will take donations via phone throughout the evening. All proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund to assist those throughout the Tri-State area who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. To make a donation by phone, call 1-855-465-4357. You can also donate online, or by texting ROBINHOOD to 50555 to donate $10. See the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief website for more details and terms.
The all-star musical lineup includes:
The Rolling Stones
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Roger Waters (it’s been confirmed that Waters will perform with Eddie Vedder)
Paul McCartney (it’s been rumored that Sir Paul will fill in for Kurt Cobain with a reunited Nirvana)
OTHER PARTICIPATING CELEBRITIES
Ajak, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Lizzie Bracco, Lorraine Bracco, Steve Buscemi, Naomi Campbell, Carl Caportorto, Max Casella, Federico Castelluccio, Jason Cerbone, John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia, Chelsea Clinton, Sean Combs, Billy Crystal, Vince Curatola, Tony Danza, Hannah Davis, Jimmy Fallon, Sky Ferreira, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Funaro, Hanna Gaby, James Gandolfini, Gina Gershon, Whoopi Goldberg, Dan Grimaldi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Katie Holmes, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Robert Iler, Chanel Iman, Taran Killam, Karlie Kloss, Stephanie LaCava, Mackenzie Leigh, Blake Lively, Zosia Mamet, Jeff Marchetti, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Artie Nascarella, Joe Pantoliano, Vincent Pastore, Jeremy Piven, Anthony Ribustello, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Al Sapienza, Susan Sarandon, Matt Servitto, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, Joan Smalls, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Jason Sudeikis, Quentin Tarantino, Chrissy Teigen, Nicole Trunfio, Aida Turturro, Alek Wek, Olivia Wilde, Brian Williams.
Also on hand will be current New York Knicks players Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Amar’e Stoudemire; NBA star Kobe Bryant; former NBA star Baron Davis; and Knicks and Rangers legends Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Larry Johnson, Allan Houston, Earl Monroe, John Starks, Adam Graves, Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, Mark Messier and Mike Richter.
U.S. TELEVISION STATIONS
Where to watch the concert in the United States. Not all stations available on every lineup; some available only in local markets:
Discovery Fit & Health
FX Movie Channel
Hallmark Movie Channel
Lifetime Real Women
Live Well Women
Military History Channel
WNET — WNET, parent company of public media outlets THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, will broadcast “12-12-12” The Concert for Sandy Relief on all three stations. WNET had to petition the FCC for special permission to air the concert, as public stations by law may not raise funds for any other non-profit cause. “We’ve been serving the tri-state community for 50 years, and Sandy did enormous damage to our friends, neighbors and viewers,” says Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET. “We typically ask people to support our stations and programming but the opportunity to broadcast this incredible concert and raise funds for victims of this storm was something we had to seize. We’ve been supporting our community by reporting on the storm and providing information to viewers since the storm hit, but this is a different kind of community support and I’m happy the FCC is allowing us to provide it.”
Some of the websites streaming the concert live:
12-12-12 THE CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEFÂ AIRS LIVE DEC. 12 AT 7:30PM ET.