Special Performances by Lady Gaga, Usher, U2's The Edge & Bono, and More to Be Announced for "A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation"
Live at the Hollywood Bowl and Broadcast Live Only on Yahoo!
Concert to be Held on October 15
Exclusive, Live Broadcast Performance Only on Yahoo!
Pre-Sale Tickets will be Available to American Express Cardmembers®
September 15 at 10:00 a.m. PT through September 18 at 10:00 p.m. PT;
Tickets will be Available to the General Public September 19 at 10:00
a.m. PT at www.ticketmaster.com
All Ticket Proceeds Will Benefit the Work of the Clinton Foundation
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The William J. Clinton Foundation and Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) today
announced on Saturday, October 15, 2011, an all-star group of the most
influential and socially responsible artists in music, film, and
television will come together to celebrate the work and impact of
President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
"A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William
J. Clinton Foundation" will feature special performances by Lady Gaga,
Usher, and a rare acoustic performance by U2's The Edge and Bono, as
well as additional artists to be announced. The concert will be held at
the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA and will be broadcast live
only on Yahoo! (http://clintonconcert.yahoo.com).
"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 only on Yahoo!, the premier digital media company and the exclusive
live online broadcast partner for the concert. The live concert will be
available at http://clintonconcert.yahoo.com.
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
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!
"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
For more information about the concert, visit www.clintonconcert.com
and follow President Clinton on Facebook (www.facebook.com/billclinton)
and Twitter (@ClintonTweet).
About the Clinton Foundation
Through performances and film, "A Decade of Difference" will highlight
the Clinton Foundation's efforts 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.
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About Control Room
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president and executive producer Aaron Grosky, Control Room is the
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