Aerosmith, others set for Boston benefit concert
FILE - This May 25, 2013 file photo shows Steven Tyler, lead singer of American rock band Aerosmith performing in Singapore during the inaugural Social Star Awards concert. Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett are joining other artists for a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Tickets for the show scheduled Thursday at the TD Garden sold out in minutes after they went on sale May 6. Proceeds will benefit One Fund Boston, the compensation fund established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help those injured in the April 15 bombings and the families of three people killed.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, file)
BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians were ready to rock Thursday at a benefit concert for victims of the April 15 attack at the city's famed marathon that left three people dead and more than 260 others wounded.
The show was to kick off at 7 p.m. at the TD Garden and feature acts including Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett.
Dropkick Murphys, New Kids on the Block, Carole King, Jason Aldean, and the band Boston were also to perform at a show that was to include more than a dozen acts.
Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright were also scheduled to be part of the show's lineup.
Concert proceeds will go to One Fund Boston, the compensation fund established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help bombing victims.
The amount of money raised by the concert wouldn't be available until next week, a spokesman for the event's producer said. Ticket prices for the sold-out show ranged from $35 to close to $300.