Neil Young, The Foo Fighters And The Black Keys Join-Up For Central Park Gig

Central Park in New York set the stage for a rock triple threat in the shape of Neil Young, The Foo Fighters and The Black Keys, all of whom banded together for a benefit mini-fest, Great Lawn Saturday night, in aid of putting an end to global poverty.

An audience of over 60,000 squeezed into the massive green space in the middle of the Big Apple on Saturday (29th September) night for a five-hour concert, all for free! Well, there was one catch, but it only involved attendees having to register at the website 'The Global Poverty Project,' which looks to find a way to bring an end to extreme financial inequality across the globe. And if inviting 60,000 lucky guests along to the event wasn't enough, the concert was also streamed live online via a number of differing websites.

As well as the big three, which also involved an impromptu stage invasion by Dave Grohl during Neil Young and Crazy Horse's set, the line-up for the day also featured Band of Horses and 'Wavin' Flag' singer/rapper K'naan. The night didn't lose track of what it stood for though, with celebrities including Selena Gomez and Katie Couric going up on stage between performances to discuss the ongoing financial struggle that is felt the world over.


Contactmusic

Tags: Neil Young - Foo Fighters - Black Keys - Dave Grohl - Band Of Horses - K'naan - Selena Gomez - Katie Couric

Advertisement

More Neil Young

Don't Let It Bring You Down: Neil Young and Pegi Young to Divorce

Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young and his wife Pegi Young are to divorce after 36 years of marriage. Documents were filed at the Superior Court of...

Neil & Pegi Young Separate After 36 Years - Divorce Papers Filed

Neil Young and his wife of 36 years Pegi Young have separated and Neil has filed for divorce, according to numerous media outlets.Neil and Pegi...

Where Did It All Go Wrong For Alt-Fest's Crowdfunding Campaign?

Crowdfunding has altered the landscape of contemporary culture, overwhelmingly for the better. No longer are fans subject to the whims of record labels and their...

Neil Young's Pono Player Raises $6.2 Million, But Will We Buy It?

Neil Young was only looking for $800,000 to launch his new Pono Player, but his Kickstarter goal was obliterated in less than 24 hours this...

Advertisement

Jack White Releases First Track From New Album, 'Lazaretto' [Video]

Jack White has released the first track from his upcoming second solo album, Lazaretto, which will be released this June. The instrumental new song, titled...

Can Neil Young's Pono Player Really Rival The iPod?

Yesterday Neil Young launched his Pono player on crowd funding platform, Kickstarter, and well it didn't take long before the musician managed to surpass his...

Neil Young Crowdfunding Alernative to the iPod. Think About That.

Nope, we promise we haven't formed a news story from a selection of random rock legends, and musical devices. Neil Young has launched his first...

Neil Young To Play London Shows with The National. Permission to Drool.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse are teaming up with Brooklyn indie-rockers The National for a Barclaycard British Summer Time show at London's Hyde Park in...

Advertisement

Comments

Neil Young Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Neil Young

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All