Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Elton, Sting, Lady GaGa for Rainforest Gig

This year’s event is more than just another benefit. The concert will also commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Rainforest Fund founded by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 1989 in response to a Kayapo Indian leader’s direct request for help to preserve his people’s land and culture in Brazil. So far, the Fund has worked with more than 100 local organizations, resulting in the protection of more than 115,000 square kilometers of rainforest.

“When Sting and I first visited the rainforest in Brazil around 21 years ago we observed first hand the destruction to one of the world’s most precious resources and knew we had to do something,” said Styler. “I’m very grateful for Elton John, Lady Gaga, Dame Shirley Bassey and so many others’ continuing support of the Rainforest Fund and helping to raise awareness of the importance of our global environment and take action to help save the planet and prevent further degradation.”

Along with performances by Elton, Gaga, Bassey and, of course, Sting, expect a few surprises. The evening will also include a live and silent auction taking place at a gala dinner following the concert.

Because this is a charity event, there are several different ticket packages available that include the show and the post-concert dinner, such as a package of 16 tickets priced at $50,000 and individual concert/dinner tickets going for $2,500. Those interested in one of the packages should download a ticket reply form from the Rainforest Foundation Web site. All other seats will become available by mid-April. For more information, please click here for the Foundation’s Web site.


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