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Aerosmith, James Taylor to Play 'Boston Strong' Benefit Show

Carole King, J. Geils Band also confirmed

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, James Taylor.
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May 3, 2013 2:50 PM ET

Bostonians Aerosmith and James Taylor will lead a benefit show in their native city on May 30th at the TD Garden. Carole King and Massachusetts rockers the J. Geils Band are also set for "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration," which will help raise money for the One Fund Boston, a charity set up by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston mayor Thomas Menino to support those affected by the April 15th marathon bombings.

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Other artists set for "Boston Strong" include the city's own New Kids on the Block and Boston, fellow Massachusetts bands Godsmack and Extreme, Jimmy Buffett and Jason Aldean. Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright, who were both born in nearby Cambridge, will also perform.

Tickets will go on sale on May 6th at 10:00 a.m. EST on Ticketmaster, Live Nation and the TD Garden box office. More artists will be announced soon. For more information, visit the "Boston Strong" website and the One Fund.

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