Nine Inch Nails, Queensryche, Blondie, and more than 50 other artists have signed on to help out a music instrument replacement fund called Music Rising, led by U2’s the Edge.
Around 60 artists will help the charity by participating in an online ticket auction fundraising program, according to Billboard.com. Ticketmaster, Live Nation, House of Blues, AEG Live, and Nederlander Concerts — concert promoters that are otherwise in competition with one another — have joined forces for the auction, which begins April 1 and ends April 30.
“It’s been incredible to see the way these people who are in competition with one another are getting together on this,” the Edge told Billboard.com. “It really speaks very well of the industry and people’s understanding and grasp of the scale of this problem.”
Fans will be able to bid online for tickets to more than 80 concerts including Def Leppard/Journey, New Cars/Blondie, Melissa Ethridge, the Warped tour and others. Most of the auctions will also include a guitar autographed by one or more of the artists performing at that show, and a new auction will begin each Saturday in April.
Ticketmaster.com has more information on how to enter the auctions.
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