Bill Clinton teaming up with Lady Gaga, Usher, U2′s The Edge and Bono
The William J. Clinton Foundation and Yahoo! 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 (above), 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). The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Mountain time.
“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 a release. “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.”
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 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.
For more information about the concert, visit www.clintonconcert.com