New Kids on the Block and Aerosmith, two Boston bands, along with Jason Aldean and James Taylor the singer songwriter will be the headliners for a benefit concert to help the victims of last month’s bombing at the end of the Boston Marathon, said organizers on Friday.
The concert is scheduled for May 30 at the TD Garden in Boston and is aimed also at showing support for everyone in Boston following the bombings that took the lives of three people and injured another 264.
Other artists that have committed to performing at the Boston Strong concert include Carole King, Jimmy Buffet, the band Boston, as well as the J. Geils Band.
Taylor, who was born in Boston, said that everyone who is involved in the event has responded from his or her hearts in a spontaneous desire to perform there and to do anything possible for the city we all love.
The entire proceeds of the concert will be given to The One Fund, a fund set up by Deval Patrick the Governor of Massachusetts and Thomas Menino the Mayor of Boston. Prices for the concert range from a low of $35 to as much as $285 and go on sale starting May 6.
The bombs near the finish line at the Boston Marathon exploded on April 15 and were the worst attack in the U.S. since the attack on September 11, 2001.
One suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was in a shootout with police and killed four days after the bombing. The Chechen’s brother, Dzhokhar, who is younger than Tamerlan, was wounded during the shootout on April 19 and is currently recovering in a prison facility outside Boston.