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Rolling Stones to play Hurricane Sandy benefit in N.Y.

Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- British rock icons The Rolling Stones have joined the lineup for this week's star-studded Hurricane Sandy relief benefit in New York, organizers said.

The band, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will take the stage at Wednesday's "12-12-12" concert at Madison Square Garden alongside Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

"'12-12-12' will be the largest concert event to ever hit the stage at Madison Square Garden, featuring the biggest names in music and the world's leading entertainers. It was important to us that everyone possible around the world have the ability to watch the show through multiple platforms, networks and simulcasts and donate to this important cause," event producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein said in a joint statement.

Proceeds of the show will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

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