Sting Announces The Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert Featuring Bruce Springsteen & More
Sting and Bruce Springsteen are among the artists that will take part in “We’ll Be Together,” an all-star concert to benefit The Rainforest Fund. The celebration of artists and songs of the 1980’s and 1990’s, which takes its name from Sting’s 1987 single, will be held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on December 9.
John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Bob Geldof, Shaggy, Ricky Martin, H.E.R., MJ Rodriguez and Eurythmics round out the initial lineup for the event. Additional artists will be announced soon. Robert Downey Jr. is aboard as host.
Proceeds from the concert will go towards The Rainforest Fund’s mission to support and protect the world’s rainforests and the indigenous peoples who live within them. The Rainforest Fund was established in 1989 and this year’s concert celebrates the organization’s 30th anniversary. Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler founded the organization and have presented over a dozen The Rainforest Fund benefits since 1991. “With the Amazon blighted by fire this summer, and a real and growing awareness of climate change, there has never been a more important or more opportune moment to fight to protect our forests,” said Styler in a statement. “All life on earth depends on their survival.”
Tickets go on sale next Friday, November 1 at 9 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.