Thursday, May 2, 2013

NKOTB to be a part of benefit concert in Boston on May 30

The Boston Globe is reporting that the New Kids on the Block will be a part of a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on May 30 at TD Garden.

Here is the article:

Biggest names in Boston music to join The One Fund benefit

As we first reported, a blockbuster concert benefiting the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings will be held May 30 at TD Garden. Live Nation’s Don Law, one of the event’s organizers, will announce the line-up Friday at a press conference at the House of Blues. We’d heard the benefit for The One Fund would include some of the biggest names in Boston music, and, apparently, we heard right. According to people privy to the planning, among the acts expected to perform are Boston, the J. Geils Band, James Taylor and Carole King, New Kids on the Block, and Jimmy Buffett. (Although Buffett isn’t from Boston, the “Margaritaville” singer has a rabid fan base here and is close friends with Law.) No word on what tickets to the rock n’ roll fundraiser might cost or what, if anything, will be done to prevent ticket resellers from selling tickets at sky-high prices. In the days leading up to the 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, tickets originally priced from $150 to $2,500 were selling on the secondary market for several thousand dollars each. The lineup for The One Fund benefit is stellar -- each of the acts has sold out the Garden in the past -- and we’re told more bands could be added.

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