Skip to content


Your cart is empty

Article: Elton John, Sting, Lady Gaga To Perform At Rainforest Benefit Show

Elton John

Elton John, Sting, Lady Gaga To Perform At Rainforest Benefit Show

It’s been 21 years since fashionable music power couple and philanthropic do-gooders Sting and Trudie Styler founded the Rainforest Fund. This thriving organization’s goal is to preserve, protect and restore areas of the world’s rainforests that are less-than-thriving. In addition to their many year-round events and efforts, the Rainforest Fund throws a pretty epic bash twice a year that more often than not features A-list guests and performers of the hosting couple. This year, they’re pulling no punches with the entertainment; Elton John, Sting, Lady Gaga and Dame Shirley Bassey (and undoubtedly a few surprise guests) are set to take the stage together at Carnegie Hall on May 21st, in celebration of the 21st birthday of charitable organization, which has raised more than $30 million for its efforts, which have expanded to cover 23 different countries. The bi-annual benefit event will also include a gala dinner and live auction following the concert. Of Lady Gaga and her co-stars, Trudie Styler said recently: “"She's such a great young woman…It’s a winning combination - we're going to have a riotous time up there. Sting, Elton and Gaga will play together, and the boys will be performing with Dame Shirley, doing a great rendition of 'Hey Big Spender.'" The big name line-up follows in a strong tradition of coming out with bravado to support the cause. Past performers include Billy Joel, James Taylor, Sting, Brian Wilson, Feist, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Tom Jones, Lyle Lovett, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Stringsteen, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, and Luciano Pavarotti, among many others. If you want to get in on the shindig, look for tickets to go on sale through the Carnegie Hall box office in early April.

Recommended Listening:

Leave a comment

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

All comments are moderated before being published.

Read more

Duff McKagan

Duff McKagan Joins Jane’s Addiction

Ex-Guns N’ Roses/current Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan has apparently joined the reunited Jane’s addiction after original bassist Eric Avery quit once again several months ago. The news come...

Read more

Stone Temple Pilots to Release Reunion Album Recorded Apart From Scott Weiland reports that the upcoming release from 90’s radio regulars Stone Temple Pilots features no sessions where all the band members were present. In fact, the whole album features singer...

Read more