11.01.12 NBC-Universal To Host Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Featuring Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, And More...


On Friday, November 2, NBC-Universal will broadcast a one-hour telethon and concert for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The telethon, "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," will be live-streamed on NBC.com and will broadcast at 8PM Eastern and on a tape delay for the West Coast of the US.

Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon, and Christina Aguilera are all scheduled to appear at Rockefeller Center in New York City for the benefit. NBC's Matt Lauer will serve as host, with the telecast airing on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E!.

Money raised will benefit the American Red Cross, which is providing food, shelter and other support to those affected by the hurricane. To donate, please visit RedCross.org/ or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
As previously announced, Sting's Back to Bass concert previously scheduled at the Mall of Asia Arena has been moved to Araneta Coliseum. There is no change to the show date, which remains Sunday, December 9th, 2012. If you have a ticket to the previous venue, please see exchange instructions below. Refunds if necessary are available at point of purchase, as outlined below. For fans interested in purchasing tickets to Sting's concert at the Araneta Coliseum, those will go on sale beginning October 31st for General Admission and on November 10th for all reserved and VIP seating. For further information regarding ticket exchange read on...

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We are pleased to announce that Rosey Chan – a pianist, composer and performance artist – will perform as the supporting act at Sting’s concert on December 2 at the Hong Kong Convention Center and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC in Hong Kong, China as part of his Back to Bass tour. Classically trained at the Royal College of Music in London, Rosey Chan's performances at internationally-renowned venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Pompidou Centre and London's 100 Club, cemented her reputation as one of the most innovative performers of her generation. Her first solo album, One, was produced by Sting and features a diverse display of influences from Bach to Bill Evans via Chopin and John Cage...
"Peace isn't just the absence of war, it's something we bring about by small actions every single day." That was one of Stevie Wonder‘s many great quotes from the birthday party he held for the United Nations in the General Assembly Hall last night (October 24) for United Nations Day. The U.N. turned 67, but Wonder wasn't worried about getting it (or the attendees) to bed on time; his 20 song set kept the Hall rocking until well after 10:30 (the show, which streamed on websites including BET, VH1 Soul and VH1 Classic, was scheduled from 7 pm – 9 pm ET)...

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The date fans may purchase or exchange their tickets for Sting's concert in Manila, Philippines on December 9, 2012 at the Araneta Coliseum has been changed to Wednesday, October 31. Beginning October 31, fans who had purchased a ticket for the concert previously scheduled at the SM Mall of Asia Arena may exchange their tickets at a special window at the Ticketnet Office located at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets may be exchanged leading up to and including show date, though we recommend this be done in advance to avoid lengthy queues. Those who purchased a reserved ticket will receive a reserved ticket for the performance at the Araneta Coliseum. Reserved seat tickets have been carefully reassigned so that fans with a reserved ticket at the MOAA will receive a comparable reserved ticket in the new venue. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, October 31, at all Ticketnet outlets, online at www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for information. If a refund is preferred, these tickets must be refunded at SM Tickets no later than Sunday, November 18, 2012. Ovation Productions and Live Nation Global Touring apologize for any inconvenience...

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As a reminder, tickets for Sting's concert in Manila, Philippines on December 9, 2012 may be purchased beginning tomorrow, October 25 at all Ticketnet outlets, online at www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for information. Fans who had purchased a ticket for the concert previously scheduled at the SM Mall of Asia Arena may exchange their tickets, also beginning tomorrow, October 25, at a special window at the Ticketnet Office located at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets may be exchanged leading up to and including show date, though we recommend this be done in advance to avoid lengthy queues. Those who purchased a reserved ticket will receive a reserved ticket for the performance at the Araneta Coliseum. Reserved seat tickets have been carefully reassigned so that fans with a reserved ticket at the MOAA will receive a comparable reserved ticket in the new venue. If a refund is preferred, these tickets must be refunded at SM Tickets no later than Sunday, November 18, 2012...

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