Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Rihanna are among the artists booked for a televised live concert from the National Mall in Washington next month to raise awareness of issues concerning veterans.
“The Concert for Valor” is planned for 7 p.m. Eastern on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. It will be televised by HBO, which will provide its signal free to non-subscribers. Rihanna tweeted a couple of minutes ago:
Excited 2 perform at #TheConcertforValor in honor of America’s veterans & their families on 11/11. Airs live from Washington, DC on @HBO.
Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, comic John Oliver, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band are also scheduled to perform, with appearances by Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Other participants will be announced in the coming weeks.
Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is spearheading the event. The concert is free, but sponsors hope to direct fans to ways they can volunteer or donate money to causes helping war veterans.