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Elton John Will Headline Peace Day Benefit in London

Singer is supporting the Global Truce 2012 campaign

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Elton John performs during the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London.

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Elton John will headline an event at London's Wembley Arena for the Peace One Day charity, the BBC reports. The charity is promoting the Global Truce 2012 campaign, which aims to "create the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day." The show, which will be co-produced by actor Jude Law, will take place on September 21st.

Peace One Day was founded in 1999 by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley with the hope of establishing an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence. The charity, adopted by the United Nations in 2001, has been successful in many projects, including a mission to vaccinate 4.5 million children against polio in Afghanistan.

"When Jeremy and Jude came to see me and told me about Peace One Day and the Global Truce 2012 campaign, I had to get involved and support them," John said in a statement.


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