Worldwide audience set for Sandy benefit concert in New York; McCartney, Springsteen there

The Associated Press
December 12, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lineup of music royalty is descending on New York City for a benefit concert to help victims of the recent Superstorm Sandy.

The sold-out "12-12-12" concert Wednesday night will be available to a worldwide audience of some two billion people.

Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi are native sons of New Jersey, whose shoreline was devastated by the Oct. 29 storm. Billy Joel ("New York State of Mind") and Alicia Keys ("Empire State of Mind") have signature songs about New York. Even Paul McCartney has a New York home.

Concert proceeds will be distributed through the Robin Hood Foundation.