Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, James Taylor and Eurythmics will be among the performers at Sting’s 30th anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit, taking place at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Dec. 9.
The headliner is officially “Sting & Friends,” with the friends including Springsteen, Mellencamp, Taylor, Eurythmics, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, MJ Rodriguez, Shaggy and H.E.R. Robert Downey Jr. will host, and Narada Michael Walden will be the musical director.
The title of the show is “We’ll Be Together” (the name of a 1987 Sting single). It will feature songs and videos from the ’80s and the ’90s.
A limited number of advance tickets (priced at $1,000) and donor packages are currently available; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remaining tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.
Since 1991, Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, have presented 17 Rainforest Fund benefits at Carnegie Hall (this will be the first one at the Beacon Theatre). The last one was in 2016. Together, the shows have raised millions of dollars for the cause.
Springsteen previously performed at the shows in 1995, 2010 and 2016.
Here is a video from the 2010 show:
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