Black Keys, Neil Young, others staging NYC concert
NEW YORK (AP) – K’naan has kicked off a free concert in Central Park that also promises performances by Black Keys and Neil Young to call attention to poverty worldwide.
Dubbed the Global Citizen Festival, the concert lineup Saturday evening also featured Band of Horses and Foo Fighters. Video of the event is being streamed worldwide. About 60,000 people poured into the park.
The concert was scheduled around the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week and organizers used an innovative approach to ticket distribution so that many concert-goers learned about an array of global problems, such as polio, malaria, and child mortality, in order to get a ticket.