A Decade Of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of The William J Clinton Foundation will take place on October 15 and feature performances by Lady Gaga, Usher, U2's Bono and The Edge and many more yet to be announced.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, September 15, with proceeds going to the William J Clinton Foundation’s mission to to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment.
Over the past 10 years, President Clinton’s vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 4 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 12,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 26,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 2.2 million tons of greenhouse gases cut or abated in some of the world’s largest cities. And he has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have more than 2,000 commitments that have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and currently serves as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti and the co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission.
“I am proud that some of today’s most influential performers are coming together to raise awareness about the work of my Foundation,” said President Bill Clinton. “In the past decade, commitments to my Clinton Global Initiative have improved the lives of more than 300 million people around the world. We’ve lowered the cost of AIDS and HIV treatment, combated climate change, strengthened economies, increased access to education and healthcare, provided financing and mentoring for small businesses. This celebration marks ten years of these efforts and demonstrates how much we can do to make a difference in the years ahead.”
Millions of people around the world will be able to watch the concert live on only Yahoo!, the premier digital media company and the exclusive live online broadcast partner for the concert. The live concert will be available here. The concert will be featured globally and will be also available on-demand on Yahoo!, which will feature highlights and interviews with the artists, and other guests during and after the live event on October 15. At Yahoo!, viewers will be able to donate to the William J. Clinton Foundation.
Yahoo! will also be sending fans to the concert in Los Angeles through a sweepstakes. Yahoo! will amplify its audience’s impact by donating $1.00 to the Clinton Foundation for each sweepstakes submission, up to $50,000. Entrants will be able to direct Yahoo!‘s donations toward strengthening economies, improving global health, protecting the environment, or promoting healthier childhoods. For sweepstakes information, ’like’ Yahoo! on Facebook.
“It’s an honor to support the work of the William J. Clinton Foundation and for Yahoo! to be a part of this special event,” said Ross Levinsohn, EVP Americas, Yahoo!. “Consistently, when news and events happen in the world, hundreds of millions of people turn to Yahoo! as the place to be informed and entertained. We’re proud to deliver an exclusive ‘only on Yahoo!’ moment to our users globally.”
American Express Cardmembers can get advance tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime concert September 15 through September 18 via www.tickemaster.com and Preferred Seating available to Gold Card, Platinum Card and Centurion members. Tickets will be made available to the general public on September 19 via Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com
“We are thrilled to support the Clinton Foundation by organizing and producing this concert that celebrates the incredible work conducted by President Clinton and his foundation over the last ten years, said Aaron Grosky, Executive Producer for Control Room.” “We believe music has the power to transcend cultural, language and geographic barriers to bring people together around issues and solutions facing our global community.”