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Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen Lead '12-12-12' Sandy Benefit

The Who, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters will also perform

Sir Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Bruce Springsteen
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November 15, 2012 11:05 AM ET

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, the Who and Kanye West will lead an all-star concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The show is set for December 12th at New York City's Madison Square Garden, and will also feature performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Roger Waters and Alicia Keys, with more artists to be announced. 

The concert will be "a showcase of music royalty," James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. "The response from the entertainment community to help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy has been nothing short of astounding. We expect to announce additional legendary performers in the near future and we are confident that the event will ensure those in need will not be forgotten, and vital aid will be directed to rebuilding our communities along the East Coast."

Information regarding tickets and VIP packages, as well as details on a telecast of the event, will be released in the coming days via the "12-12-12" concert website.

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