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Paul McCartney and his band performed a benefit concert for the poverty-fighting organisation Robin Hood.
I know that with Robin Hood 100% of the money raised goes right to the organizations helping people on the edge. As an honorary New Yorker, I’m proud to help Robin Hood continue their efforts to help the neediest people get the support and tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.Paul McCartney – From PRNewswire, March 19, 2015
From PRNewswire, March 19, 2015:
Paul McCartney and The Robin Hood Foundation today announced that McCartney and his band will be performing at Robin Hood’s annual benefit, to be held May 12 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization and every dollar raised at the benefit will go to support the most effective poverty-fighting programs throughout the five boroughs.
Paul McCartney is no stranger to Robin Hood. Immediately following the 9/11, he generously donated his legendary talents to theConcert for New York City, which raised more than $36 million to provide direct financial assistance to the families of victims who lost their lives in the terror attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. In addition, the money raised provided emergency assistance and support, as well as long-term mental health care and other health services to First Responders, their families and low-income New Yorkers who lost their jobs as a result of the attacks.
More recently, McCartney headlined the Robin Hood 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, which raised more than $50 million in one night to help front-line organizations that were helping victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
“I know that with Robin Hood 100% of the money raised goes right to the organizations helping people on the edge,” said Mr. McCartney. “As an honorary New Yorker, I’m proud to help Robin Hood continue their efforts to help the neediest people get the support and tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.“
“All of us at Robin Hood are honored to have Paul perform at our Benefit,” said David Saltzman, executive director of Robin Hood. We know from past experience he will blow the doors off the Javits Center with a musical performance that should not be missed; we continue to be overwhelmed by Paul’s generosity of spirit and his willingness to use his incredible talents to aid New Yorkers in need.“
From KPopStarz, May 13, 2015:
More than 4,000 Robin Hood supporters raise over $101 million for organizations serving New Yorkers in need at its annual benefit. This is the largest amount ever raised by Robin Hood.
The event was hosted by Robin Hood board member Katie Couric, with a performance by the legendary Paul McCartney and his band. McCartney performed songs spanning his unprecedented 50-year career, including “Let it Be,” “Band on the Run,” and a rousing rendition of “Hey Jude.”
Jon Bon Jovi was the surprise musical guest of the evening, performing an acoustic version of his multi-platinum hit “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Other special entertainers included Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, and comedian Michael Che.
Last updated on March 3, 2021
Jacob Javits Center
This was the 1st and only concert played at Jacob Javits Center.
Setlist for the concert