Posted in music | tour dates on November 27, 2012

MSG

We were wondering... and now here we go:

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company announced today that Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder will be joining the esteemed lineup of artists of the "12-12-12" concert on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden, with proceeds to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Tickets to this one-night-only special event will go on sale on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12 p.m. (ET). The all-star lineup includes, Jon Bon Jovi who will now be performing with Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West and The Who, with other top artists to be announced. The concert will be presented by Chase.
No Rolling Stones. And:
Tickets for "12-12-12" will go on sale Monday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET through Ticketmaster phones, outlets and www.ticketmaster.com, www.thegarden.com and www.radiocity.com. Tickets will be available at a variety of price levels. Ticketmaster has generously agreed to waive its ticket service charges. VIP packages will be made available through the Robin Hood Foundation. Information on those packages is available by contacting The Robin Hood Foundation at 212-844-3564.
And because I know everyone really cares, Bon Jovi is also playing a benefit at Best Buy Theater in NYC on December 5th.

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Comments (45)

"Ticketmaster has generously agreed to waive its ticket service charges. "

Lmao, generously? What a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:29 PM

^ you're a piece of shit go fuck yourself

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:37 PM

anon 1:29 They are a business you know.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:39 PM

Stones arent playing. What a shocker. Let those greedy cocksuckers make their money here for 3 shows and fuck off back to England.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:39 PM

Even if the Stones were "playing", would it matter or even be a substitute for the full shows they are doing here? They,like all the other fucking bands on this thing, are only playing 2 or 3 songs and then that's it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:41 PM

Theyre not playing 2 or 3 songs each. Look it up. Approximately 45-minute sets each for Billy Joel, McCartney, The Who, Bruce, Roger Waters and Kanye. Alicia and Jon Bon Jovi are making guest appearances throughout the night, not getting sets of their own. I'm assuming the same for Vedder and Grohl.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:45 PM

This stupid fucking ego stroke-fest is a joke. Big fucking deal, a bunch of old rich white rock people are playing at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, every day thousands of young not-famous people work their asses off to get help to the people of Rockaway, Coney Island, Red Hook, the Jersey Shore and hundreds of other effected areas.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:45 PM

^Umm these rich folks are doing their part by offering up their services. Their services in turn will bring in the donors or ticket buyers...what have you done for the storm ravaged areas?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:49 PM

Those "old rich white rock people" can raise a hell of a lot more money for the people of Rockaway, Coney Island, Red Hook, Staten Island & the Jersey Shore than you & your young, white, hipster idiot friends.

Every little bit helps, whether you're out there lending a hand or using your talents to raise a butt load of money. Stop shitting on a worthy cause just because you don't like Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen.

Idiot.

Posted by M | November 27, 2012 1:50 PM

1:45 pm: fwiw, Kanye West is NOT White.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:52 PM

"...only playing 2 or 3 songs and then that's it."

McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters and possibly The Stones playing 8-12 songs. Yeah, I see what you mean by "that's it". Fool!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:52 PM

Oh 1:45, well i guess you showed us. I mean 45 minute sets. Certainly now it is worth it, amirite.

Also, are you the same guy who was crowing in the earlier thread about how you called it right from the beginning? Cause that is bullshit, you said they would all play full sets (45 mins is not a full set for any of these bands) and Springsteen would play the same amount of time he did at the R'NR' hall of fame show.

So you would be wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:52 PM

I think I will continue to donate money rather than go to this shit show! um... Back to playing crouquet!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:54 PM

Welcome to Brooklyn Vegan, where anonymous idiots consistently criticize charity benefits.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:55 PM

1:52, you'd have to be fucking delusional to think each of these acts are going to play their typical 2-3+ hour shows. Dont be fuckin stupid. And yes, 45 minutes is longer than a benefit set would normally be. For 9/11, the most any band played was four songs.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:55 PM

well it falls inbetween so everyone was wrong..not 2 songs and not an hour and 45 minutes!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:55 PM

(yawn)

What's the price range for this anyways?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:55 PM

Damned if you do, damned if you don't for these musicians:

- do nothing: You're doing nothing!
- benefit concert: You're not doing the real work!
- directly work in the affected areas: Photo op!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:55 PM

"McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters and possibly The Stones playing 8-12 songs. Yeah, I see what you mean by "that's it". Fool!"

Wait, whose the fool? 45 minute sets is still bullshit. The Stones are not playing. Oh and you won't be able to afford anything other than the cheap seats up top which is as we all know an amazing place to sit in the Garden. Sound is incredible there. The people watching the broadcast will have better views and sound than you.

So yeah, genius, tell us how much smarter you are.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:56 PM

Ticket prices will probably start around 100-150 for the nosebleeds and anything even resembling a good seat will probably start at 300 and up.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:58 PM

Ticket prices will probably start at $250

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:01 PM

I predict $75-$750

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:06 PM

No one cares about you whining poor people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:09 PM

with all those artists in town the openers for yo la tengo that week should be off the charts.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:10 PM

Rolling Stones night 5 Maxwells you heard it here first!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:12 PM

It's a benefit show, pay up or shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:14 PM

"amirite"

Hipster!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:17 PM

@1:56...

"Wait, whose the fool?"

- Cleary, you are the fool.

ps - who is = who's

"So yeah, genius, tell us how much smarter you are."

- Much smarter.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:20 PM

^ Delusional

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:21 PM

"This stupid fucking ego stroke-fest is a joke. Big fucking deal, a bunch of old rich white rock people are playing at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, every day thousands of young not-famous people work their asses off to get help to the people of Rockaway, Coney Island, Red Hook, the Jersey Shore and hundreds of other effected areas."

lololololololololololololol holy shit lulzulzulzulzulzzl

you really think you and your flannel friends are doing more for the world than the 1%? those people can fund entire revolutions, start charity organizations, etc. money always wins, because it is completely liquid, unlike you and your skill-set of bringing water bottles up flights of stairs.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:08 PM

It just amazes me how there is always some idiot on here having something negative to say regardless what the subject is. IT'S A BENEFIT! IT WILL HELP PEOPLE IN NEED! I applaud everyone that will playing, even those who I cannot stand their music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:40 PM

If you think most or even much of this money is going anywhere worthwhile, you're a bigger fool than the people paying big money to see Bonjovi.
This concert will raise money, and expenses will be taken out. The money will be donated to a large corporate charity where more money will be taken out for expenses, advertising, salaries, and who knows what else.
By the time any of this money actually gets on the ground in the stricken areas, it will be a small fraction of what initially was received, and precious weeks or even months will have gone by. I mean, wtf, Sandy happened on October 29, and this fucking concert is December 12.

I spent days working at Jacobi on 4th Avenue in Sunset Park where we got our hands dirty shipping actual necessary supplies to Far Rockaway and Coney Island, stuff like batteries, paper products, water and food. That helped. Having some rich fuck pay money to see Springsteen sing Born to Run for the 2500th time may make him feel good, but in reality it does shit for helping people. It helps stroke egos of the performers and ease the guilt for the people paying the big money for tickets. That's about it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 4:42 PM

Maybe they could directly give tickets to people who were hit really hard by Hurricane andy and let them sell the tickets for like 4x face or something.

What is the scalping potential here?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 5:49 PM

4:42 is accurate.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 8:36 PM

NY Daily News gossip page: "at this jam-packed star-a-palooza,most of the performers will be able to play two or three of their hits. That will leave room for Hizz

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 8:39 PM

8:36 and 4:42 which is probably the same person anyway. Read up on the Robin Hood Fund before you comment again...Thanks.

Posted by C | November 28, 2012 7:49 AM

4:42 is 8:36/a whiny douche.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 8:17 AM

Robin Hood Foundations financials are there to see. 21.1 million spent on advertising and 3.9 million on foundation salaries and expenses. 7.5 million on program salaries and overhead.

Fuck you, 7:49. This "Foundation" is the same bullshit as any other corporate charity.

I wrote 4:42 (but not 8:36) and I was right.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 11:39 AM

Ohh 11:39 you are right! THOSE BASTARDS ONLY GAVE $146 Million last year to NY...f those guys!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 11:54 AM

$146 million out of 178.5 Million is .81 cents on a dollar is going to the charity. Better then the majority of the charities out there. Sure it could be better but they are doing something so quit complaining.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 12:05 PM

I know this is gonna help a lot. I am wondering though how would a victim of sandy get tickets? With all we have lost, purchasing these might be difficult financially and time wise. I am not looking for a handout but why should there not be some put a side or even a pre order?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2012 10:12 PM

Stones officially added

Posted by texastab | December 7, 2012 12:32 PM

temple of the dog stuff would be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:48 PM

I am so sick of RACIAL remarks about White people ! Who are the racists making remarks about the white bands ? Ummmm Let me guess !!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 8:01 PM

I really wanted to see this.

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