UPDATE

With the Hurricane Sandy benefit wrapped up, the 12-12-12 concert organizers have revealed that the show raised over $50 million and saw over 19 million viewers here in the United States tune into the show.

There were numerous highlights: from Bruce Springsteen & Jon Bon Jovi duetting on stage, to Eddie Vedder joining Roger Waters, to The Rolling Stones rocking the stage for a two song set, to Paul McCartney fronting a reunited Nirvana and to Billy Joel capturing the essence that is New York.

The 5 hour and 50 minute long show was a huge success for raising funds for the Robin Hood Foundation.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Setlist

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
“Land of Hope and Dreams”
“Wrecking Ball”
“My City in Ruins” › “Jersey Girl”
“Born to Run” with Jon Bon Jovi

Roger Waters
“Another Brick in the Wall”
“Money”
“Us and Them”
“Comfortably Numb” with Eddie Vedder

Adam Sandler with Paul Schaffer
rewrite of “Hallelujah”

Bon Jovi
“It’s My Life”
“Wanted Dead or Alive”
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” with Bruce Springsteen
“Living on a Prayer”

Eric Clapton
“Nobody Loves You When You’re Down and Out”
“Got to get Better in a Little While”
“Crossroads”

Rolling Stones
“You Got Me Rocking”
“Jumpin Jack Flash”

Alicia Keys
“Brand New Me”
“No One”

The Who
“Who are You”
“Bellboy”
“Pinball Wizard” › “See Me, Feel Me”
“Baba O’Riley”
“Tea & Theatre”

Kanye West
Abbreviated versions of:
“Clique”
“Mercy”
“Power”
“Jesus Walks”
“Run This Town”
“Diamonds From Sierra Leone”
“Touch the Sky”
“Gold Digger”
“Good Life”
“Runaway”
“Stronger”

Billy Joel
“Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)”
“Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
“New York State of Mind”
“River of Dreams”
“You May Be Right”
“Only the Good Die Young”

Chris Martin
“Viva la Vida”
“Losing My Religion” with Michael Stipe
“Us Against The World”

Paul McCartney
“Helter Skelter”
“Let Me Roll It”
“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”
“My Valentine” with Diana Krall
“Blackbird”
“Cut Me Some Slack” with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear
“I Got a Feeling”
“Live and Let Die”

Alicia Keys
“Empire State of Mind”

Roger Waters featuring Eddie Vedder – “Comfortably Numb”

Bruce Springsteen featuring Jon Bon Jovi – “Born To Run”

Paul McCartney & Nirvana – “Cut Me Some Slack”

Billy Joel – “Miami 2017″

UPDATE

Tonight’s the night, making this our very last – and arguably most exciting – update. Roger Waters spilled some setlist beans on last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, revealing to the host (and millions of viewers nationwide) his plans to play “Money,” and “Us and Them,” as well as the track “Comfortably Numb” – with special guest Eddie Vedder(!).

Lastly, in a guaranteed-to-go-viral meeting of the demi rock-gods, Paul McCartney will take his turn onstage alongside Dave Grohl and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. Although the super group will not, apparently, perform any Nirvana songs, that hasn’t kept the Internet’s dependable meme trolls from their Photoshop crop and layer tools. Tonight’s event isn’t to be missed… but we can do without this photo.

UPDATE

All right: Now it’s official. The Rolling Stones will perform at Madison Square Garden’s 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert next week. This show is shaping up to be the event of the quickly fading year, so don’t miss your chance to snag tickets while you still can!

UPDATE

No further word (yet) on a possible Rolling Stones cameo, but the 12-12-12 benefit concert continues to expand just the same. This latest update has Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder signing on to rock out at the Madison Square Garden fundraiser. We’ll keep you posted on any other last-minute additions, but in the meantime, keep scrolling for our list of discounted ticket links!

UPDATE

Yet another high-profile act might lend their name to the Sandy 12-12-12 benefit, according to Rolling Stone. The magazine reports The Rolling Stones are in talks to join Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and others on the Madison Square Garden stage (Mick Jagger and co. are scheduled to play in Newark, NJ, the night after the fundraiser). Says the head of Clear Channel Entertainment and 12-12-12 co-organizer, John Sykes: “There’s been talk of” a Stones appearance, although “the challenge is they have a full-blown dress rehearsal on the 12th or the 13th because their Pay Per View special is on the 15th. But, yeah, there have been conversations with them.” You can read the full Stone article here, and be sure to check back with us when/if The Rolling Stones confirm another Stateside date.

Original Post

It’ll either bring the end of the world or some much-needed relief to a few thousand hurricane victims, but either way, December 12, 2012 is shaping up to be an unforgettable night. NYC’s premier venue, Madison Square Garden, will host 12-12-12, a benefit concert for those still suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and Roger Waters are the megawatt stars in alignment for the evening’s event. Hopefully, that much talent and fame in one arena will work to keep the Mayans’ predictions of universal apocalypse from coming true.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, an organization initially founded to support victims of 9/11. As the company’s website explains, “Shortly after Hurricane Sandy made landfall and caused tremendous destruction to the properties and lives of our neighbors in need, Robin Hood reactivated the Relief Fund which was originally started after the attacks of 9/11. Now — as then — Robin Hood is here to help the entire tri-state area get back on its feet by providing essentials like housing, food and cash disbursements to those most in need.”

Great cause, great venue, great performers? Do you even need a call to action…? Ticket links are above!

Madison Square Garden Seating Chart for Sandy Benefit Concert

Madison Square Garden seating chart for the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert.

Paul McCartney Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 6/10/2011 $359.68
Bronx NY Yankee Stadium 7/15/2011 $189.88
Bronx NY Yankee Stadium 7/16/2011 $160.22
Detroit MI Comerica Park 7/24/2011 $186.75
Montreal QC Bell Centre 7/26/2011 $159.93
Montreal QC Bell Centre 7/27/2011 $208.08
Chicago IL Wrigley Field 7/31/2011 $327.18
Chicago IL Wrigley Field 8/1/2011 $221.13
Costa Mesa CA Segerstrom Center For The Arts – Segerstrom Hall 11/11/2011 $86.92
Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 11/11/2012 $301.89
Houston TX Minute Maid Park 11/14/2012 $184.54
Vancouver BC BC Place Stadium 11/25/2012 $280.85
Edmonton AB Rexall Place 11/28/2012 $273.63
Edmonton AB Rexall Place 11/29/2012 $235.14

Bruce Springsteen Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Pittsburgh PA Soldiers and Sailors Hall 11/3/2011 $180.60
Pittsburgh PA Soldiers and Sailors Hall 11/4/2011 $183.98
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 3/18/2012 $175.89
Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 3/19/2012 $118.27
Tampa FL Tampa Bay Times Forum 3/23/2012 $160.80
Boston MA TD Garden 3/26/2012 $257.98
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 3/28/2012 $182.86
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 3/29/2012 $209.76
Washington DC Verizon Center 4/1/2012 $273.54
East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 4/3/2012 $194.94
East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 4/4/2012 $175.56
New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 4/6/2012 $389.89
New York NY Madison Square Garden 4/9/2012 $345.07
Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills 4/12/2012 $134.49
Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 4/13/2012 $200.31
Albany NY Times Union Center 4/16/2012 $147.56
Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 4/17/2012 $220.82
San Jose CA HP Pavilion 4/24/2012 $169.10
Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4/26/2012 $174.11
Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4/27/2012 $210.73
Newark NJ Prudential Center 5/2/2012 $268.49
Boston MA Fenway Park 8/14/2012 $191.70
Boston MA Fenway Park 8/15/2012 $213.98
Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 8/18/2012 $110.62
Toronto ON Rogers Centre 8/24/2012 $192.72
Moncton NB Magnetic Hill 8/26/2012 $206.12
Vernon NY Vernon Downs 8/29/2012 $118.14
Philadelphia PA Citizens Bank Park 9/2/2012 $151.81
Philadelphia PA Citizens Bank Park 9/3/2012 $117.93
Chicago IL Wrigley Field 9/7/2012 $212.54
Chicago IL Wrigley Field 9/8/2012 $194.09
Washington DC Nationals Park 9/14/2012 $246.06
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 9/19/2012 $157.59
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 9/21/2012 $155.76
New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 9/22/2012 $212.12
Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 10/19/2012 $203.20
Hamilton ON Copps Coliseum 10/21/2012 $225.51
Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena 10/23/2012 $135.43
Hartford CT XL Center 10/25/2012 $173.99
Pittsburgh PA CONSOL Energy Center 10/27/2012 $201.46
Rochester NY Blue Cross Arena 10/30/2012 $128.22
Rochester NY Blue Cross Arena 10/31/2012 $126.39
University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 11/1/2012 $119.27
Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 11/3/2012 $194.58
Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 11/11/2012 $164.33
Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 11/12/2012 $162.14
Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 11/15/2012 $131.03
Kansas City MO Sprint Center 11/17/2012 $149.93
Denver CO Pepsi Center 11/19/2012 $181.46
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 11/26/2012 $283.53
Portland OR Rose Garden 11/28/2012 $189.29
Oakland CA Oracle Arena 11/30/2012 $222.80
Anaheim CA Honda Center 12/4/2012 $236.20
Glendale AZ Jobing.com Arena 12/6/2012 $200.52

Kanye West Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Indio CA Empire Polo Field 4/15/2011 $500.89
Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 6/30/2011 $83.53
New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 7/2/2011 $152.77
Austin TX Zilker Park 9/16/2011 $226.57
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 10/28/2011 $147.15
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 10/29/2011 $149.07
Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 10/30/2011 $138.91
Baltimore MD 1st Mariner Arena 11/1/2011 $122.71
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 11/2/2011 $126.94
Washington DC Verizon Center 11/3/2011 $181.24
East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 11/5/2011 $262.44
East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 11/6/2011 $203.19
New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/7/2011 $211.10
New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/8/2011 $211.38
Sunrise FL BB&T Center 11/14/2011 $182.24
Miami FL American Airlines Arena 11/15/2011 $178.43
Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 11/18/2011 $277.10
Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 11/19/2011 $177.57
Boston MA TD Garden 11/21/2011 $166.80
Montreal QC Bell Centre 11/22/2011 $254.00
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 11/23/2011 $217.15
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 11/24/2011 $269.51
Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills 11/26/2011 $135.41
Pittsburgh PA CONSOL Energy Center 11/27/2011 $114.54
Kansas City MO Sprint Center 11/29/2011 $108.89
Chicago IL United Center 11/30/2011 $136.35
Chicago IL United Center 12/1/2011 $186.62
New Orleans LA New Orleans Arena 12/3/2011 $114.25
Houston TX Toyota Center 12/5/2011 $146.25
Dallas TX American Airlines Center 12/6/2011 $123.47
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 12/9/2011 $189.90
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/11/2011 $207.71
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/12/2011 $234.81
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/13/2011 $180.79
San Jose CA HP Pavilion 12/14/2011 $156.72
Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 12/16/2011 $106.87
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 12/17/2011 $178.85
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 12/18/2011 $121.40
Paris None Palais Omnisports 6/2/2012 $166.14
Atlantic City NJ Revel Ovation Hall 7/6/2012 $160.62
Atlantic City NJ Revel Ovation Hall 7/7/2012 $164.14

Roger Waters Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
London Lnd O2 Arena – London 5/11/2011 $408.11
London Lnd O2 Arena – London 5/12/2011 $387.67
London Lnd O2 Arena – London 5/14/2011 $740.13
London Lnd O2 Arena – London 5/15/2011 $392.26
London Lnd O2 Arena – London 5/17/2011 $268.15
London Lnd O2 Arena – London 5/18/2011 $591.22
Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 5/20/2011 $78.20
Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 4/28/2012 $129.00
Houston TX Toyota Center 5/1/2012 $184.47
Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 5/3/2012 $175.01
Tulsa OK BOK Center 5/5/2012 $186.97
Denver CO Pepsi Center 5/7/2012 $175.45
San Francisco CA AT&T Park 5/11/2012 $195.37
San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 5/13/2012 $220.27
Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 5/15/2012 $172.45
Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 5/19/2012 $146.89
Portland OR Rose Garden 5/22/2012 $152.18
Seattle WA Key Arena 5/24/2012 $183.58
Vancouver BC BC Place Stadium 5/26/2012 $163.47
Edmonton AB Rexall Place 5/28/2012 $207.84
Edmonton AB Rexall Place 5/29/2012 $164.96
Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 5/31/2012 $127.70
Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 6/1/2012 $56.00
Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 6/3/2012 $146.41
Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena 6/5/2012 $161.66
Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 6/6/2012 $158.93
Chicago IL Wrigley Field 6/8/2012 $191.13
Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 6/10/2012 $160.91
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 6/13/2012 $174.96
Sunrise FL BB&T Center 6/15/2012 $178.18
Orlando FL Amway Center 6/16/2012 $166.01
Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 6/19/2012 $171.90
Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 6/21/2012 $155.10
Toronto ON Rogers Centre 6/23/2012 $148.30
Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 6/25/2012 $161.38
Montreal QC Bell Centre 6/26/2012 $245.00
Albany NY Times Union Center 6/28/2012 $154.41
Hartford CT XL Center 6/29/2012 $175.87
Boston MA Fenway Park 7/1/2012 $178.59
Pittsburgh PA CONSOL Energy Center 7/3/2012 $160.75
Bronx NY Yankee Stadium 7/6/2012 $161.46
Bronx NY Yankee Stadium 7/7/2012 $163.93
Raleigh NC PNC Arena 7/9/2012 $189.31
Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 7/10/2012 $172.19
Washington DC Verizon Center 7/12/2012 $183.66
Philadelphia PA Citizens Bank Park 7/14/2012 $183.64
Quebec QC Plains of Abraham 7/21/2012 $153.88
East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 10/3/2012 $182.53

The Who Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Sunrise FL BB&T Center 11/1/2012 $169.99
Orlando FL Amway Center 11/3/2012 $177.98
Duluth GA Arena at Gwinnett Center 11/5/2012 $183.28
Greenville SC Bi-Lo Center 11/8/2012 $148.56
Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 11/9/2012 $166.76
Pittsburgh PA CONSOL Energy Center 11/11/2012 $141.48
Washington DC Verizon Center 11/13/2012 $138.32
Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 11/14/2012 $168.78
Boston MA TD Garden 11/16/2012 $134.47
Montreal QC Bell Centre 11/20/2012 $154.00
Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 11/21/2012 $122.63
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 11/23/2012 $177.91
Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena 11/24/2012 $169.07
Minneapolis MN Target Center 11/27/2012 $132.73
Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 11/29/2012 $171.63
Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 11/30/2012 $205.08
Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 12/2/2012 $167.06
New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/5/2012 $220.72
Newark NJ Prudential Center 12/6/2012 $152.61
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 12/8/2012 $160.99
Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 12/9/2012 $217.45
Anaheim CA Honda Center 1/28/2013 $206.04
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 1/30/2013 $192.38
Oakland CA Oracle Arena 2/1/2013 $194.93
Reno NV Reno Events Center 2/2/2013 $271.37
San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 2/5/2013 $217.90
Glendale AZ Jobing.com Arena 2/6/2013 $208.85
Las Vegas NV The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel 2/8/2013 $391.42
Denver CO Pepsi Center 2/12/2013 $162.28
Tulsa OK BOK Center 2/14/2013 $174.87
Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 2/16/2013 $188.63
Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 2/17/2013 $239.21
Hamilton ON Copps Coliseum 2/19/2013 $199.11
Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 2/21/2013 $167.37
Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 2/22/2013 $154.53
Manchester NH Verizon Wireless Arena 2/24/2013 $203.67
Providence RI Dunkin Donuts Center 2/26/2013 $192.73

Alicia Keys Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Toronto ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 5/3/2011 $314.33
New York NY Beacon Theatre 6/30/2011 $224.24
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 9/23/2011 $573.58
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 9/6/2012 $138.31
New York NY Avery Fisher Hall 10/15/2012 $400.45

Bon Jovi Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 2/9/2011 $152.45
Pittsburgh PA CONSOL Energy Center 2/11/2011 $105.01
Pittsburgh PA CONSOL Energy Center 2/12/2011 $146.95
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 2/14/2011 $140.09
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 2/15/2011 $191.11
Montreal QC Bell Centre 2/18/2011 $177.09
Montreal QC Bell Centre 2/19/2011 $171.99
Raleigh NC PNC Arena 2/21/2011 $163.85
New York NY Madison Square Garden 2/24/2011 $179.92
New York NY Madison Square Garden 2/25/2011 $164.45
Washington DC Verizon Center 2/27/2011 $149.79
Boston MA TD Garden 3/1/2011 $133.48
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 3/2/2011 $155.83
Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 3/4/2011 $278.71
New York NY Madison Square Garden 3/5/2011 $171.88
Chicago IL United Center 3/8/2011 $131.89
Chicago IL United Center 3/9/2011 $161.66
San Antonio TX AT&T Center 3/17/2011 $180.13
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 3/19/2011 $255.99
Salt Lake City UT EnergySolutions Arena 3/22/2011 $134.31
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 3/25/2011 $131.20
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 3/26/2011 $167.72
Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 5/3/2011 $180.50
Montreal QC Bell Centre 5/4/2011 $195.92
Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 5/6/2011 $163.89
Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 5/10/2011 $154.12
Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 5/12/2011 $153.93
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 5/14/2011 $178.56
Orlando FL Amway Center 5/15/2011 $170.00
Houston TX Toyota Center 5/17/2011 $175.87
Memphis TN FedExForum 5/19/2011 $179.22
Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 5/21/2011 $141.25
Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 5/22/2011 $206.61
Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 4/28/2012 $190.93
Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 5/18/2012 $236.61
Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 5/20/2012 $89.63
Quebec QC Plains of Abraham 7/9/2012 $187.00
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 9/21/2012 $501.73
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 9/22/2012 $747.28
Montreal QC Bell Centre 2/13/2013 $155.56
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 2/17/2013 $123.95
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 2/18/2013 $206.80
Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 4/2/2013 $184.88
Edmonton AB Rexall Place 4/3/2013 $181.61
Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 4/5/2013 $206.35
Manchester Lancashire Etihad Stadium 6/8/2013 $103.87
Sunderland Twr Stadium of Light 6/13/2013 $86.50
Glasgow Glg Hampden Park 7/3/2013 $86.00

Sandy Benefit Performers Music Videos

Paul McCartney: “Dance Tonight”

Bruce Springsteen: “Streets of Philadelphia”

Kanye West: “Runaway”

The Who: “My Generation”

Alicia Keys: “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart”

Bon Jovi: “It’s My Life”

Billy Joel: “The Longest Time”