“Our local promoters have been extremely active,” Clear Channel Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino said. “They’ve teamed with artists, local communities and relief organizations to donate proceeds from concerts, ticket auctions and on-site donation booths to raise money and supplies.”
Upcoming benefits include the Concert For Katrina Relief at Los Angeles’ Wiltern LG, where Fiona Apple, David Cross, Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, Sarah Silverman, Tenacious D, and Jesse Hughes will appear September 22 with all net proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Biloxi, Miss., natives 3 Doors Down are doing their part, supporting their Better Life Foundation with $1 of every ticket sold at venues including Ohio’s Toledo Sports Arena and Youngstown State University in late October.
Likewise, $1 of every ticket sold for the Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam at Mountain View, Calif.’s Shoreline Amphitheatre will be donated to relief efforts. Carlos Mencia, D.L. Hughley, Tracy Morgan and Charlie Murphy are among the comedians scheduled to appear at the September 24 event.
Cash donations for the Red Cross are being collected at two sheds in Florida: Tampa’s Ford Amphitheatre and West Palm Beach’s Sound Advice Amphitheatre. Money has been raised this month at the venues’ Ozzfest, 311, and Coldplay shows, and Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson are helping out at their upcoming shows.
Nashville’s Starwood Amphitheatre will collect cash donations at Coldplay’s concert September 18.
Chayanne, Alejandro Fernandez and Marc Anthony are doing three shows at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, where proceeds from all front-row seats – which cost $500 apiece – will be donated.
At America West Arena in Phoenix, 20 tickets to a September 19 Nine Inch Nails show were donated to local radio station KZON as an incentive for listeners to donate items.
And last but certainly not least, New York City’s Irving Plaza will host the MOJO AID Hurricane Relief Benefit September 18, featuring Ryan Adams and The Cardinals, Jesse Malin, Marah, Butch Walker, Debbie Harry and more.