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2001-Oct-15: A Longer Show, More Stars and Still More Tickets

It was announced this afternoon that the running time for the "Concert For New York City" will be expanded another hour to accommodate the increasing number of artists and celebrities who have come forward to lend their support to this fund-raising event.  The concert is now set to begin at 7:00 p.m. (ET)  The five-hour show will be telecast live and commercial free on VH1 (internationally on VH1 UK and VH1 European). The concert will be simulcast on the VH1 Radio Network and Westwood One and will be webcast on AOL.com.

As of today the all-star line-up includes Sir Paul, of course, Bono and Edge of U2, David Bowie, Elton John, Destiny's Child, Janet Jackson, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, The Who, Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Marc Anthony, Five For Fighting, and India.Arie, Harrison Ford, Selma Hayek, Will Farrell, Jim Carrey, Meg Ryan, Michael J. Fox, Susan  Sarandon, David Spade, Julia Stiles, Denis Leary, John Cusack, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. Paul Shaffer will serve as musical director.

Due to updated production reconfigurations, a limited number of new tickets will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Oct.16) morning via the Madison Square Garden box office, Ticketmaster phones, outlets and the Internet.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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