Sting will headline the 30th annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert later this year where he will be joined by rock icons Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and John Mellencamp.
The show, dubbed “We’ll Be Together” after Sting’s 1987 single, will also feature Shaggy, Eurythemics, H.E.R., Ricky Martin, Bob Geldof, and MJ Rodriguez. For the first time, the show will take place at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, rather than Carnegie Hall, on December 9. Sting and the lineup will pay homage to the Eighties – where massive benefit concerts like Live Aid, Farm Aid, and Band Aid once took place.
Sting and his wife Trudie Styler have been hosting these benefit concerts since 1991. The pair founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 with a goal to protect the world’s rainforests while also demanding human rights for the indigenous people who live there. Over the years, they’ve hosted 17 shows, with the most recent in 2016 featuring Springsteen, Taylor, Idina Menzel, Darlene Love, and Ronnie Spector.
“With the Amazon blighted by fire this summer, and a real and growing awareness of climate change, there has never been a more important or more opportune moment to fight to protect our forests,” Styler said in a statement. “All life on earth depends on their survival.”
For more information about the gig and the Rainforest Fund, visit their site.