Roger Waters joins Stand Up for Heroes benefit
The Bob Woodruff Foundation(BWF) and the New York Comedy Festival have just announced that John Mayer and Roger Waters have joined the bill at the 6th annual Stand Up for Heroes event on Thursday, November 8th, at the Beacon Theatre, New York, in addition to previously announced performers Mike Birbiglia, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and Robin Williams. Roger Waters will be performing with a band comprised of military veterans.
Musical performances will be streamed live on YouTube and available worldwide on Remind.org, the website of the Bob Woodruff Foundation as the 6th annual Stand Up for Heroes gala kicks off at the same time as the event, 8pm EST. Viewers of the live stream will be able to make donations to the BWF to help support injured service men and women.
"We look forward to this event all year, because we are always honored when we get to meet the inspirational men and women who have served our country so heroically," said Bob Woodruff, co-founder, the Bob Woodruff Foundation. "In addition, we are amazed at the caliber of talent we are able to pull in for the benefit. These performers simply want to help give back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much. We hope that the social media component, new this year, will enable more people to enjoy the show--and will raise even more awareness for the cause that lies behind it."
For more information about the event, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, visit remind.org.
In separate Waters news, Roger Waters is amongst the top nominees at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards, scheduled for next Thursday (November 8th) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Roger's The Wall Live tour is up against competition from Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay and more in a couple of categories. They are in the running for the Top Tour category, which acknowledges the highest-grossing tour of the year. Meanwhile, Springsteen, Waters and Coldplay are vying for the Top Draw award, which is awarded to the tours that have sold the most tickets.
Written by Matt