It’s official: the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden is the most rockin’ relief effort since Live Aid.
The Rolling Stones announced on Twitter that they’ll be performing at the event on Dec. 12, adding their names to an already-stacked lineup that includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, and Roger Waters. And The Who. And Paul McCartney. And Kanye.
Needless to say, it’s sold out. The only way you’re getting into that stadium next Wednesday is by shelling out a few thousand bucks on eBay. Luckily for us poor schlubs who can’t spend a month’s rent on a concert, the benefit will be streaming online and broadcast live on TV. It’ll be worthwhile to tune in because not only does it support a great cause — c’mon guys, Sandy did $50 billion in damage — but some of those artists are, like, really old. Better see ‘em while they can still hold their guitars.
The Stones also perform at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tomorrow night, and then again in New Jersey on Dec. 13 and 15.
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