Boston-based Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block sign on for benefit concert

Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, James Taylor and Jason Aldean are among the acts joining forces for a May 30 benefit for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, James Taylor and Jason Aldean are among the acts joining forces for a May 30 benefit for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The music event, dubbed "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration," will take place at Boston's TD Garden Arena. Other performers on the bill include Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Boston and J. Geils Band.

"Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help victims and their families," NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg stated in a press release. "Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well."

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Tickets are available now via Live Nation. Proceeds from the evening will go to The One Fund, which was set up by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.

Three people were killed and 264 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15.

 

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