MSG to hold benefit concert for Sandy aid Dec. 12

Volunteers from New York Cares help National Guard Specialist Kevin Van Zile, center, of Geneva, N.Y., unload bottled water in a parking lot in Breezy Point, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in New York. With overnight temperatures sinking into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without electricity six days after Sandy howled through, people piled on layers of clothes, and New York City officials handed out blankets and urged victims to go to overnight shelters or daytime warming centers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Kathy Willens

Madison Square Garden will hold a special concert on Dec. 12 to benefit those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The event dubbed "12-12-12" was announced Thursday in a news release by MSG. No performers have been announced, but more information will be coming through in the coming days, according to the venue.

Proceeds will benefit those affected by Sandy in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area through the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The event is being produced by those behind the 9/11 benefit "The Concert for New York City," which featured Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, The Who and Elton John.

Sandy made landfall more than a week ago, killing many of its more than 100 victims in New York City and New Jersey and leaving millions without power.

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