Linkin Park and The Offspring are uniting for what is being dubbed a “super exclusive” night of rock that aims to help millions of people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the country last month and killed more than 5,000 people.
The two Southern California bands plan to headline the benefit concert on Jan. 11 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The event is presented by Music For Relief, the nonprofit organization founded by Linkin Park, that is dedicated to providing aid to victims of nation disasters.
More special guests are expected to be announced, according to a press release.
Tickets for the special one-night concert are limited, with a portion of tickets reserved for fans who donate or help raise money for the organization's typhoon relief effort at www.musicforrelief.org.
There will be 500 tickets available to those who raise a minimum of $250 for the effort, with the first 300 people to reach the $250 goal guaranteed general admission tickets for the pit closest to the stage, according to the event's rules.
The top 75 fundraisers overall will be eligible for “special perks” from meet-and-greets with the bands to VIP reserved seating, a VIP pre-party, commemorative merchandise items and more.
Fans who live outside of the Los Angeles area may also have a chance to win VIP tickets, plus airfare and hotel, by donating a minimum of $10 to the cause, according to a press release.
In collaboration with with International Medical Corps, money raised at the conert will help deliver critical medical services with an emphasis on water, sanitation and disease prevention efforts.
Since 2005, Music for Relief has raised more than $5 million for survivors of disasters all over the globe from victims of Hurricane Katrina to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, according to the organization.
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