By Tim Saunders on
The event will celebrate Sting and Styler’s 21st year supporting the work of the Rainforest Foundation Fund. The Foundation was established in 1989 to raise awareness about the need to conserve tropical forests, support indigenous peoples, their land, their rights and to develop resource management. It began its focus in Brazil and then spread throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The semi-annual concert has attracted performers such as Don Henley, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Brian Wilson and many more in the past. The concerts are the main fundraising initiative for the organization, and have raised over $30 million.
“Sting, Elton and GaGa will play together, and the boys will be performing with Dame Shirley, doing a great rendition of Hey Big Spender,” Styler told Billboard.com. “One of the things about this night is the audience comes expecting to see unusual combinations of singers. Because I’ve never recorded it, everyone lets their hair down. We raise a good amount of money for what I consider to be an incredibly important cause, but they have one heck of a night.”
The concert will take place at Carnegie Hall on May 13, followed by a gala dinner at the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Concert only tickets start at $600.
For more information, visit the Rainforest Foundation Fund website.
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