Jay-Z Reveals Sept. 11 Benefit Concert Details
Â Jay-Z will play a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on September 11, to help raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Fans who don’t make the actual show can watch the special live, as cable channel Fuse will air the concert “Fuse Presents: Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer The Call.”
The special will air on the same day as the release of Jay-Z’s highly anticipated album The Blueprint 3.
"This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City," Jay-Z said in a statement. "We are asking everyone to 'answer the call' and support and honor the families of those that lost their lives in the line of duty. There was true camaraderie and resiliency that this city showed the world in 2001, and we continue that today by taking care of our own."
The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund has distributed over $114 million to the families of police and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
"On behalf of New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund’s Board of Directors and the families of our fallen heroes, we are truly grateful for Jay-Z’s choice to support our charity and ‘answering the call’," added Stephen J. Dannhauser, president and CEO of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
The concert is underwritten by Absolut, Live Nation and Jay-Z himself.
“Fuse Presents Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call” will air live on September 11 at 9:00 PM.