Wednesday, July 9, 2014
– Carrie Underwood will join Jay-Z, No Doubt, fun., The Roots and Tiesto in a free concert in New York City in late September, designed to bring attention to povery it was announced today.
The free, ticketed concert is presented by the Global Citizen movement, which is seeking a world without extreme poverty by 2030, on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Sept. 27
Starting today, free tickets to the Festival are available by participating in online actions at www.globalcitizenfestival.com, where users take "action" to earn their admission. By signing petitions, emailing world leaders and sharing content with their social networks, fans become active participants in campaigning for positive change as they earn points that can be used to enter the prize draw to win free tickets. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer, and fans will be notified via Ticketmaster when they have been selected. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for purchase through Ticketmaster. A total of 48,000 tickets will be given out.
"I believe we all have the ability to make our world a better place. Positive change is possible when we work together, and this festival is a hopeful opportunity for all of us to help see an end to extreme poverty," said Underwood.
For the first time ever, the festival will air live on television with MSNBC carrying the full concert on cable and msnbc.com. NBC News will produce a one-hour primetime special of the event to air on NBC at 9 p.m. on Sept. 27.