Boston benefit concert to feature rock legends
A May 30 concert to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will feature a wide variety of artists, from Aerosmith and New Kids on the Block, to Jimmy Buffet and Carole King.
Boston¬†bands Aerosmith and New Kids on the Block, singer-songwriter James Taylor and country singer Jason Aldean will headline a concert to benefit the victims of last month's¬†Boston¬†Marathon bombing, organizers said on Friday.
Other artists lined up for "Boston¬†Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration" include singers¬†Jimmy Buffett¬†and¬†Carole King, the band¬†Boston¬†and the J. Geils Band, concert promoters¬†Live Nation¬†and TD Garden said.
"Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families," said¬†Donnie Wahlberg¬†of former boy band New Kids on the Block.
"Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well," Wahlberg said in a statement.
Boston-born Taylor said, "Everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there and to do what we can for the city we love."
All proceeds from the concert will go to The¬†One Fund, which was set up by¬†Massachusetts¬†Governor¬†Deval Patrick¬†and¬†Boston¬†Mayor¬†Thomas Menino. Tickets priced from $35 to $285 go on sale on Monday.
Suspect¬†Tamerlan Tsarnaev¬†was killed in a shootout with police four days later. The ethnic Chechen's younger brother,¬†Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was wounded in the April 19 shootout, is being held in a nearby prison facility.