In two days, a benefit concert will become the most widely distributed live musical event ever. People from 190 countries will be able to view the "12-12-12" concert, broadcast live from New York City's Madison Square Garden. Almost 2 billion people will have the opportunity to see the concert, which is being done to benefit people affected by Hurricane Sandy earlier this Fall.
The concert is a star studded affair. Performing will be the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, while celebrity presenters scheduled are Steve Buscemi, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Billy Crystal, Leo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Quentin Tarantino and Brian Williams.
The show will be broadcast on TV, radio and the Internet, in a similar manner to how the Oscars and Super Bowl are presented around the globe. Chase, who is presenting the concert, said that every household in the United States will have access to the concert. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will be broadcasting the concert across the U.S. and video streaming it on iHeartRadio, its digital radio service.
“We are proud to be able to say that this concert is already setting records by securing near total distribution around the world," said the event producers in a statement. "The massive distribution means that the concert will be available to almost anyone on the planet with a television, a radio, a smartphone, tablet, computer or Internet-connected device.”
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